This course features the expertise of Lorna Grace an agribusiness finance specialist, and founder of her finance consulting company: Small Finance Big Change.
With a background in investment banking and microfinance, she has been exclusively working in agriculture finance since 2005 as both a project manager and a consultant.
Lorna holds an MBA from University of Alberta and a BA from Harvard. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
She has authored or contributed to a number of studies and books, including: Financing Agriculture Value Chains – LAC; Access to Finance for Smallholders; Analyzing Costs; and Savings Services for the Poor.
Lorna has also developed and taught costing and farm cash flow courses at Boulder Microfinance in Italy and Latin America.
Currently, Lorna consultants on agriculture finance projects in Ghana, Rwanda and Colombia, developing financial products for equipment and production finance.
Lorna is an avid gardener (of course!) and mother to a teenage son, living in Vancouver, BC.
Every effort has been made to ensure the relevance of the course and its factual correctness. However, the world of food & agriculture is vast and complex. Please take time to research your local context, restrictions and regulations before you apply any learning from Digital School of Food and Agriculture.