Introduction to Agri Finance

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While most banks consider Agribusiness as a risky sector to provide finance, this course discusses the need and scope for innovative financial interventions in the sector.

The course has been designed by extracting important parts from the various courses delivered by Lorna Grace, a Financial Development specialist with more than 20 years of experience in international and domestic finance.

She has consulted for several financial institutions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The course will provide an overview of

  • Challenges for smallholder finance and approach needed to overcome them
  • Value chain finance – Leveraging relationships in the value chain for financial access
  • Important elements to be considered while designing a value chain finance product
  • Interesting developments and opportunities to look for in Agri-finance