Agri-Finance Forum 2019

17 - 18 September, 2019

According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity levels.

How can formal financial institutions provide agricultural credit that meets the unique demands of the entire agricultural?

Topics

1. Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Agricultural Financing 

2. Climate
How can innovation minimize agriculture’s contribution to climate change?

3. An Untapped Market
High-Saving Youth & Women- solutions to meet market segment

4.Public-private partnerships 
Which solutions will cuts costs, increase efficiency, improve risk management, and galvanize the continent’s agricultural sector?

Tools and frameworks for FSPs to better understand rural customers

5. Unlocking Agribusiness Initiatives and skills
This session will explore on business Initiatives and skills put in place to enable farmers to think like business people

6. Rural and Agricultural Finance: Current Status and Recent Trends 
Differences and Overlaps: Rural, Agricultural and Micro Finance 
Specific Challenges for Financial Service Provision in Rural Areas
Changing Paradigms in Rural Finance 
Key Areas and Hotspots

7. Financial products and services 
Lending and Leasing
Payment Services and Remittances 
Payment Services and Remittances 

8. Institutions
Agricultural Development Banks 
Member-Based Financial Institutions

9. Delivery Methods 
Value Chain Financing
Banking beyond Branches

Why Attend?
•Learn strategic financial business solutions
•Network with your colleagues
•Share ideas
•Meet with financially related business partners
•Understand how your daily decisions impact the company profitability
•Discuss the current financial market and its impact on agribusiness

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