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Event Information:

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018

    Africa Agri-Finance Forum | AAFF 2018

    Venue to be confirmed

    THEME : Adopting Best for Inclusive Lending For the Agricultural Value Chain

    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. Financial inclusion and innovation in Agriculture·
    Inclusive investment

    2. Value chain financing·
    Building competitive commercial Value Chains

    3.Doing Successful Agribusiness in Africa·
    Enabling farmers to think like business people·
    Important Business initiatives and skills

    4.Public-private partnerships·
    Source of lending-public finance vs private sector funding
    Unlocking private funding- Partnership for effective financing

    5.The role of digital finance technologies
    Reduce operating costs

    6.Policies: Infrastructure & legal/regulatory intervention
    Duties, Interest rate caps
    Lenders expansion regulations
    Prudential regulations
    Dispute resolutions mechanisms for contract farming.
    Land rights-as security to financiers-women grow 70% of Africa's food but few have rights over the land they tend

    7.Risk mitigation
    Risks perceived by formal financiers (fear to lend)
    Risks perceived by farmers (fear to borrow)
    Insurance

    “Agriculture in African countries is massively under-funded”.

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