April 2013: News, Events, and Resources for Agricultural Finance


Supporting Farmers through the Global Warehouse Finance Program  
Contributed by Makiko Toyoda, IFC, U.S.

The author explains how IFC's program helps farmers and other agriculture players increase working capital financing by leveraging their own production. Learn More>>


Collateral Management in Agriculture Finance in India
Contributed by Vivek Thoopal, National Collateral Management Services Limited (NCMSL), India

The author highlights the experience of NCMSL, one of the largest collateral management companies in India and explains the main features of the system. Learn More>>


Trade Finance: Warehouse and Inventory Management in Africa
Contributed by Andrew Barr-Sim, Drum Commodities Limited, UK

The author provides insights into the operations of Drum Commodities Limited, a major collateral management company in Africa. Learn More>>


Warehouse Receipt Financing in Agriculture in Africa
Contributed by Gideon E. Onumah, Natural Resources Institute (NRI), UK

In this article the author provides an overview of warehouse receipt financing in Africa, highlighting cases of successful implementation, opportunities, and risks. Learn More>>


Additional Resources

  • Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness | A summary of a World Bank report that provides key policy recommendations for agribusiness development in Africa. Learn More>>
  • Study Tour: South Africa | Staff from Banco Oportunidade de Mozambique visited South Africa to learn about agricultural lending approaches. Learn More>>
  • Study Tour: Madagascar | Lessons from a learning exchange between Banco Oportunidade de Mozambique and Access Banque Madagascar. Learn More>>