The Rural and Agricultural Finance (RAF) landscape in Africa in recent times has seen a proliferation of promising innovations aimed at promoting inclusive agricultural finance. Financial Innovation, driven by ICT has managed to overcome many of the infrastructural challenges that were perennially inherent in rural and agricultural finance. Several financial institutions and private sector actors have deployed digital financial services, particularly those enabled by mobile phones, to overcome specific challenges of serving rural communities. This new development has allowed lending institutions to identify new opportunities for low-cost outreach and service delivery. Majority of lending Institutions are now embracing multi-channel distribution strategies by establishing new units/departments to drive technological innovations through mobile phones, agency banking and internet banking among others.

A wide range of digital financial innovations have since been deployed in the RAF sector over the years, ranging from core banking solutions, financial products, credit scoring tools, and agricultural risk mitigation tools. Other instruments are digital insurance and commodity exchange platforms as well as other non-financial innovations on the demand side of financial services, especially in agriculture.

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) is pleased to invite you the Digitizing Rural & Agricultural Finance in Africa Conference which will take place from 23rd-27th May 2022 including a Practitioner-led training programme on successful digital transformation from 25th-27th May 2022 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya.

Key stakeholders at the Conference will share insights and learn:

1. Innovative technological innovations in RAF shared through a good understanding of the key issues affecting the development of Digital Financial Services (DFS) in Africa.
2. Critical success factors for deploying financial and non-financial technological Innovations in RAF identified.
3. Capacity of financial sector & agriculture sector players, Fintechs, Agripreneurs and other non-financial sector players enhanced on new technological trends and options for RAF

The Conference is open to all financial service providers deploying digital finance, policy makers, implementers and investors in the field of digital finance solutions, development partners, academicians, public & private funders, representatives from Fintech and Agtech companies as well as AgriSMEs.

Registration is currently ongoing!

Conference Participation Fee
AFRACA Members – USD 400 /EURO 370/ KSH 46,000
Non-Members-550 USD/ EURO500/ KSH 63,000

Exhibition Fee (Booth Size)
3m*3m- USD 600/ EURO 550/ KSH 70,000
6m *6m-USD 1000/ EURO 900/ KSH 115,000
12m*12m-USD 1500/ EURO 1400/ KSH 172,000

N/B The exhibition fee is inclusive of the conference participation fees.

Training Workshop Fee

USD 300/ EURO 280/ KSH 35,000


AFRACA Bank Details (Dollar Account)

Account Holder: African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

Bank: Equity Bank Limited

Branch: Equity Centre Branch

Swift Code: EQBLKENA

Account No: 0810297232884

AFRACA Bank Details (KENYA Shillings Account)

Account Holder: African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

Bank:  Cooperative Bank of Kenya

Branch: Upperhill

Swift Code: KCOOKENA

Account No: 01120004564300

AFRACA Bank Details (EURO Account)

Account Holder: African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

Bank: Commercial Bank of Africa

Branch: UpperHill

Account Number: 6666400078

Swift Code:     CBAFKENX

For inquiries, registration or sponsorship please contact AFRACA Secretariat at: afraca@africaonline.co.ke or call +254726080454.