Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains

14 - 18 July 2014. Nairobi, Kenya. More than 700 agriculturists, value-chain partners, ICT developers, financiers, central bank governors and the media are meeting for a four-day meeting to explore new tools, mechanisms and approaches to revolutionise agriculture to ensure smallholder farmers get access to finance.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Director, Dr Michael Hailu said at the opening of the conference that there was an
urgent need to transform smallholder agriculture into a profitable and sustainable enterprise in Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and other developing countries.
"Bringing about real changes depends to a large extent on access to finance that enables smallholder agriculture to grow and prosper. The Fin4Ag conference gives us a unique opportunity to learn about the different tools and initiatives that facilitate successful smallholder inclusive agriculture-value chain finance" 
The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) Secretary General, Mr Saleh Gashua said the conference provides a platform for all agricultural stakeholders to accelerate contacts with key players in the industry with a focus on the existing functional models on agri-value chain finance.

Interview with Lamon Rutten, CTA Manager (Policies, Markets and ICTs)

TXF has produced and launched a special report on Fin4Ag - free to view and download.

In this issue:
- Warehouse receipt financing
- Tony Elumelu – interview
- Commercial African banks
- Funds in the value chain
- Crop insurance
- Agricultural regulation
- Commodity traders

TXF has teamed up with The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to produce the special report for the Fin4Ag Conference (Nairobi, 14-18 July).

From the rise of African banks and sophisticated electronic receipt systems to the critical role of traders, you can read all the articles on the TXF dedicated Fin4Ag pagehere or download the special report in both English and French.

Related media productions 

Curtain Raiser Fin4Ag from CTA on Vimeo.

Plug and Play Playout from CTA on Vimeo.

Interview Theo de Jager from CTA on Vimeo.

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