Agricultural Value Chain Financing Strategies and Design Masterclass Training Summit

The Easy Way
To learn how Agricultural value chain finance offers an opportunity to reduce cost and risk in financing and reach out to smallholder farmers.

In this course you will learn how Agricultural value chain finance offers an opportunity to reduce cost and risk in financing and reach out to smallholder farmers. For financial institutions, value chain finance creates the impetus to look beyond the direct recipient of finance to better understand the competitiveness and risks in the sector as a whole and to craft products that best fit the needs of the businesses in the chain.

About the workshop

Agriculture continues to be a fundamental instrument for sustainable development and poverty reduction; yet financial constraints in agriculture remain pervasive, and they are costly and inequitably distributed, severely limiting smallholders’ ability to compete. Sudden and dramatic changes in food prices have exposed the vulnerability of agricultural production in meeting global demand and call for increased investment in agriculture at all levels. The question is how the right amount of investment can be acquired, particularly in a challenging milieu where financial uncertainty causes a
reduction in available resources along with increased fear and scrutiny of risk. In this course you will learn how Agricultural value chain finance offers an opportunity to reduce cost and risk in financing and reach out to smallholder farmers. For financial institutions, value chain finance creates the impetus to look beyond the direct recipient of finance to better understand the competitiveness and risks in the sector a s a whole and to craft products that best fit the needs of the businesses in the chain.

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Workshop Benefits

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Understand how Agricultural value chain finance offers an opportunity to reduce cost and risk in financing and reach out to smallholder farmers.
  • Understand the competitiveness and risks in the Agric sector as a whole and to craft products that best fit the needs of the businesses in the chain.
  • Understanding Value chain business models and their application in the Agric Value Chain.
  • Understand the various Agricultural value chain finance instruments.
  • Understand the impact of technological innovation in Value Chain Finance

TRAINING METHODOLOGY:

The methodology is based on interactive learning, i.e. learners will learn by doing. Furthermore, learners will use examples from their own environments, thus ensuring that the learning is anchored at their workplace. Most of the interactive learning will take the form of simulated exercises and case studies where participants will demonstrate the skills taught. As with all GrowthLab & Executive Training programs, we strive to effect actual change back at the workplace through effective and practical outcomes based training.

Day 1

Understanding agricultural value chain finance Context

  • Defining value chain finance
  •  Why is there interest in value chain finance in agriculture?
  • The concept of agricultural value chain finance
  • Agricultural value chain finance as an approach
  •  Enabling environment
  • Value chains and diversified livelihoods

Day 2
Value chain business models

  • Producer-driven value chain models
  • Buyer-driven value chain models
  • Facilitated value chain models.
  • Integrated value chain models
  • Case Study 1. Farm Concern International: commercial village approach)
Day 3
Agricultural value chain finance instruments
  • Product financing
  • Receivables Financing
  • Physical asset collateralization
  • Risk mitigation products
  • Financial enhancements
  • Bringing it together: Case Study

Day 4
Strategy and design Recommendations of AVCF Programmes

  • Design & implementation of agricultural value chain finance
  • Defining a value chain finance strategy & business model
  • Recommendations for partner selection and facilitation
  • Capacity-building and facilitation support
  • General principles and insights for sustainable agricultural development in India

Day 5
Innovations in the Agric Value Chain

  • Value chain innovations
  • Financial innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Infrastructural innovations
  • Policy and public sector innovations
  • Case Study DrumNet and technological innovations
  • Case Study Integrated agro food parks: avenues for sustainable agricultural development in Africa

Who should attend this Training?

Governments and donor agencies need to be fully knowledgeable in value chain finance mechanisms. This is important that they understand the benefits and risks involved in different financial instruments to various participants within the value chain and ensure that acceptable procedures are in place to
permit and govern their application.

➢ Agribusiness Project Managers

➢ Donors CEO Personnel and or C-level Executives

➢ Financial Managers responsible for Agribusiness

➢ Agricultural commercial famers responsible for value chain finance.

➢ Financial institution and leaders in value chains

➢ Government officials responsible for Agribusiness and financial management

➢ Employees responsible for analysing Agricultural value chain finance

Register now for a special discount!

Event Option: 1  Face to Face Hotel Exc.

5 days summit = USD 2,500.00 include, round trip airport transfer, conference documentation, tours, lunch, Certification and limited refreshments.

Event options: 1 Face to Face Hotel Inc.

5 days summit = USD 3,550.00 per delegate include 6 nights bed & breakfast, round trip airport transfer, tours, lunch, dinner, conference documentation, Certification and limited refreshments.

 Event options: 2 Per Day Virtual

This option is designed for delegates that cannot manage to attend the full 5 days as option 1, for your convenience option 2 allows you to pick days suitable to your schedule. Per 1-day virtual instructor-led training  = USD 130.00 per delegate.

Event Option: 2  Full 5 Days Virtual

5-days virtual instructor-led training discounted = USD 500.00 per delegate.