Selected Event Archive Material

Monday, April 27, 2015 to Thursday, April 30, 2015

Global AgInvesting 2015 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, and liquid investments. Concurrent track sessions will highlight the surrounding themes of ag venture capital and agricultural technology, infrastructure opportunities, and protein plays in livestock and dairy, global fisheries and aquaculture.

City Club of Washington, Washington Room, 555 13th Street, Washington, D.C., USA, WA, 20004
Thursday, April 23, 2015

This event, jointly presented by Microlinks and Agrilinks, will discuss the potential for agricultural insurance to promote resilience and inclusive agricultural growth as part of an integrated risk management approach. Integrated risk management can provide a pathway out of poverty by mitigating climate risk and enabling smallholders to take advantage of economic growth opportunities.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Microcredit Summit Campaign is proud to present the next installment in our Campaign Commitment E-Workshops Series. The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will lead you through a discussion into new tools for understanding and mitigating the many and varied risks facing smallholder farmer.

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.

Topics included:

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?

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