Selected Event Archive Material

Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Monday, April 6, 2015 to Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dans le cadre de sa stratégie de promotion des filières, le ROPPA a mis en place un Cadre Régional de Concertation des Organisations de Producteurs de Riz (CRCOPR). Le CRCOPR est organisé autour des questions technico-économiques liées aux filières de riz en Afrique de l’Ouest.

Abidjan route de l’aéroport après le carrefour Akwaba, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Friday, April 3, 2015 to Sunday, April 12, 2015

« Le succès de ce pays repose sur l’agriculture »

Cette célèbre phrase connue de tous les Ivoiriens est l’identité même de la Côte d’Ivoire.

Nairobi, Kenya
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015

The 5th edition of the Africa Banking and Finance Conference will be held under the theme "Banking of the Future." This forum will comprise of various programs and activities such as presentations, panel discussions, B2B meetings, and other activities and is set to attract a large number of businesses from different sectors in the economy. Some of the topics of discussion for the event include:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FARMD will host a webinar on Risk Management Solutions for Emerging Agriculture. Dr. Raphael Karuaihe, from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), will explain how small farmers can protect themselves against price risk. He will explain how futures contracts, put options and standardized contracts work and discuss the challenges when working with smallholder farmers.

FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FAO and the Investment Centre, with the support of the Legal office have organized a short seminar "Cream of the crop: the use of Grain Warehouse Receipts in agricultural finance" at FAO headquarters on June, 20th 2012. The seminar explored value chain finance with a focus on GWRs, and ways to give farmers easier access to credit through the collateralization of their crop.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 to Friday, April 3, 2009

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank jointly organised an expert meeting in Johannesburg from 1-3 April on risk management in lending to the agricultural value chain.

Italy
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 to Thursday, December 6, 2007

This summary aims to synthesize the primary analytical points that came out of the discussions that took place from the 4-6 December 2007.The question guiding the conference organized by FARM Foundation and its partners was the following: under what conditions can microfinance help farmers in developing countries access credit to improve their competiveness?

Kenya
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 to Friday, October 19, 2007

Africa Value Chain Financing - was the 3rd AFRACA AgriBank Forum for Sub-Sahara Africa. It was organized and sponsored by AFRACA and FAO in partnership with AFC and DrumNet and it took place in Kenya from the 16th to the 19th of October 2007. The main objective of the Forum was "to enhance awareness on successful models and approaches for using the resources and linkages of the value chain to increase financial service provision and efficiency to rural producers, traders and agribusinesses. 

Kampala, Uganda
Monday, August 20, 2007 to Thursday, August 23, 2007

The 3rd African Micro Finance Conference was organized in Kampala, Uganda from the 20th to the 23rd of August 2007. The conference, whose theme was "New Options for Rural and Urban Africa", revolved around a number of topics including: Segmentation; Management of Risk for Clients; Management of Risk for Financial Institutions; Value Chain Financing; Cutting the Edge/Innovations in Formal, Semi-formal and Informal Institutions; Role of Public Sector Support.

Rome, Italy
Monday, March 19, 2007 to Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Moving Results into Policy and Practice

To examine recent research in rural finance the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Ford Foundation and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) teamed up and organized the "International Conference on Rural Finance Research: "Moving Results into Policies and Practice", in Rome from 19-21 March, 2007 and the post e-conference, from 16-29 May 2007. 

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