The status of agricultural and rural financial services in Southern Africa in 2011

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This short report summarises the findings of the first phase of the work, namely, an assessment of the current state of rural and agricultural financial services in the region. The research was carried out in six countries – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – drawing mainly on secondary sources. It was completed in June 2011. Fully referenced individual country reports and a regional report are expected to be published in 2012.