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


Lessons in Building a Food and Agriculture Lending Business Line

Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR) has recently added a strong commercial focus on the food and agricultural sector. This new focus reflects significant market opportunities and presents some challenges at the same time. Learn More>>


Agricultural Lending Toolkit

Learn how to explore market potential, design products, and establish marketing and risk management systems needed to succeed in agricultural finance. Learn More>>


Additional Resources

  • Creating Access to Agriculture Finance | New publication from AfD based on a horizontal study of Cambodia, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, and Tunisia presents recommendations on creating access to agricultural finance. Learn More>>
  • Scaling up Access to Finance to Agricultural SMEs | Based on a global stocktaking exercise, the report, published by IFC as the lead technical advisor to the G-20 GPFI, derives guidelines for policy and regulatory frameworks conducive to increasing financial services for agricultural SMEs and smallholder farmers. Learn More>>
  • Study Tour: Mozambique | Senior staff from ABM, Madagascar visited BOM in Mozambique to learn from its business experience in agricultural value chain financing. Learn More>>