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WEBINAIRE : Financement √† Long Terme pour la Transformation de l’Agriculture africaine

Le financement √† long terme (LT) est essentiel pour guider les investissements dans le renforcement des infrastructures et des capacit√©s agro-industrielles, des technologies am√©lior√©es et des √©quipements pour rendre l’agriculture plus productive, efficace, rentable et r√©siliente. Cependant, le financement √† long terme aux PME et aux petits exploitants agricoles est plus limit√© que le financement court terme (CT) traditionnel des cultures, de la p√™che et de l’√©levage, ainsi que le financement LT pour les PME dans d’autres secteurs. Le d√©ficit...

AFRACA’s Roadmap towards Developing a Financial Indicator Framework in Agriculture

The African Rural and Agricultural Association (AFRACA) has formed an Impact Task Force to deliberate on specific indicators that will be used by the Association to measure the impact of its members lending activities to rural smallholder farmers in Africa. The three-year initiative was launched during the 21st AFRACA General Assembly held in February 2021 in which members collectively agreed to develop a Financial Indicator Framework and a single database of members credit data that will assist regulators and key industry...

NIRSAL Partners with Providus Bank and Globus Bank to Increase its lending to small holder Farmers

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (NIRSAL Plc) has secured N5Billion from Providus Bank to enable it increase lending to rural small holder farmers. NIRSAL is a non-bank financial institution formed in 2023 to raise commercial bank agriculture lending with an aim to reduce agribusiness related credit risks, fix broken value chains and stimulate flow of finance along the value chain. NIRSAL has developed innovative models that offer sustainable solutions for agricultural financing Agro Geo-Cooperative Model: The finance industry...

AFRACA’s 16th Training of Trainers Workshop on Agricultural Value Chain Financing

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) in partnership with the Central Bank of Congo recently held a one-week Training of Trainers workshop on Agricultural Value Chain Financing (AgVCF) at Serena Lake Kivu Hotel in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The training enabled staff from different financial institutions in DRC, Burundi and Burkina Faso who are AFRACA members to gain knowledge on AgVCF, reducing risks while lending along the value chain, product financing instruments, ICT’s role in AgVC financing...

Innovation Call: Water & Energy for Food (WE4F)

Theme: Scaling Business Solutions for Water and Energy for Food Deadline: 15th June 2021 WE4F is an international initiative that aims to support growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the water, energy and food sectors. WE4F is looking for promising and innovative businesses working at the nexus of water, energy and food in East Africa. Entrepreneurs from Water-Energy-Food businesses who would like to scale and increase their impact on food security, gender and poverty reduction in an environmentally sustainable way are highly...

WEBINAR: Long-Term Finance for Agriculture Transformation in Africa

Long-Term (LT) finance is critical for investments in building infrastructure and agribusiness capacity, improved technologies, and equipment to make agriculture more productive, efficient, profitable, and resilient. However, LT financing for SMEs and farmers in the agriculture sector is more constrained than traditional short-term (ST) crop financing, fish & livestock as well as LT financing for SMEs in other sectors. The significant financing gap is caused by a combination of supply and effective demand issues inherent in the agriculture sector as...

Senior Portfolio Officer- Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund

Deadline:15th June 2021 Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund (KKCF) is a five-year programme (that is currently in its first year of implementation) designed to support private sector investment and unlock the economic potential of refugees and their hosts in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei refugee-hosting area in northern Kenya. KKCF aims to attract private companies and support local entrepreneurs to create jobs and improve service provision in the Kakuma area. The program targets all private sector players, from small companies and medium-sized family businesses to social...

6th GAFSP CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is currently receiving proposals for country and producer organizations led agriculture projects in the context of the ongoing Covid19 global pandemic. This funding will support medium- to long-term COVID-19 response efforts for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of agriculture and food systems in a changing climate. The Country-led modality aims to fund projects that support eligible countries to address priority public sector investments and enable private sector development opportunities in line...

OPPORTUNITY: Gender Finance Consultant

The USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) is looking for a Gender Finance Consultant to support its Women‚Äôs Economic Empowerment. Specifically , to conduct a Gender Opportunity Assessment (GOA) developed by Palladium with two (2) partner financial institutions. The GOA is a data-driven assessment of the business case for financial institutions to expand their focus on W-SMEs. The assessment benchmarks the FI‚Äôs gender performance against peer institutions and identifies opportunities to better serve W-SMEs. The assessment evaluates strategy, leadership and...

OPPORTUNITY: Call for AgriTech Startups across Sub-Saharan Africa

Are you an agri-tech startup in Africa? Is access to finance still a challenge and would you like to scale up your start up to the next level? Our partner Small Foundation and Founders Factory Africa (FFA) are looking for innovative African AgriTech startups to transform business models and improve delivery of a range of services to smallholder farmers and micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the agricultural sector. Startups across the agriculture value chain which are addressing bottlenecks...

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