AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL FINANCE TRAINING PROGRAMME

Short Course

Monday, November 9, 2020 to Friday, November 20, 2020
Luxembourg

The second edition of the agricultural and rural finance training programme (FAR 2020) will be held in Luxembourg from 9th  to 20th  November 2020, in parallel with the European Microfinance Week (EMW), one of the leading events on financial inclusion in Europe. This programme is organised by ADA (Appui au développement autonome), the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the CABFIN project, which is designed to improve capacity building in rural finance.

Target Group
The programme, which will be limited to 40 participants, is intended for the senior managers of financial institutions and public bodies who are in a position to use the principles and tools provided to formulate strategies to design and deliver products which contribute to the financing of agricultural value chains.

Programme
The programme runs over a two week period and consists of both plenary sessions and thematic courses.

The provisional programme of the plenary sessions covers the following areas:
The impact of climate change on the actors in the agricultural sector
The position of the donors and the development financial institutions
Warrantage and the alternatives to real guarantees
Public policies that facilitate investments in agriculture
Segmentation criteria for farmers and the customer-focused approach
Agroforestry finance practices
The thematic courses will take place in the morning from 10.30am until 1.00pm and in the afternoon from 2.30 to 5.30. Participants will attend four courses of their choice over the two week period. The topics will be related to the challenges and innovative techniques which allow access to financial services for the agricultural actors operating in Africa.

The provisional programme of the thematic courses is as follows:
Agricultural and rural finance: opportunities, emerging models and product design
Finance mechanisms in agricultural value chains  
Risk management in agricultural finance
Agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers
Digital services for agricultural finance
Portfolio performance management in rural finance

Organizer ADA (Appui au développement autonome), Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE), FAO
Email ada3t@ada-microfinance.lu
Related Region / Country Global /
Related Resources Event Website  -  English (en)

Keywords Agricultural and rural finance