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

Day 1: Managing Risk in Agricultural Lending

Building an effective agricultural risk management system is critical to the success of your financial institution. At the Forum, you will learn specific techniques that enable financial institutions to successfully identify, measure, and manage risk in various agricultural lending contexts including risk of lending to producer cooperatives, agribusinesses, and other agricultural clients. Learn More>>

Day 2: Structuring Loan Products

There's more than one way to finance agriculture. Find out how you can design products to fit the needs of a diverse set of agricultural clients, including smallholder producers, cooperatives, and traders. Learn about specific products including seasonal credit, equipment leasing, warehouse receipt financing, and supply chain financing. Learn More>>

Day 3: Building Agricultural Lending Operations

How can you best design an agribusiness unit? What model works for your institutions? What are the staffing needs? How do you hire, train, and supercharge your staff? What does it take to build and retain capacity in agricultural lending? Learn everything you need to know about achieving an optimal organizational design for agriculture finance. Learn More>>

Day 4: Field Visit to Explore Local Experiences

To complement Forum topics, the last day of the Forum will take participants on a field visit to learn about agriculture lending approaches in Sri Lanka. Visits will highlight risk management practices, products, organizational design, and delivery channels at various financial institutions in the country. Learn More>>

Additional Resources

  • Agricultural Loan Appraisal Workshop | Learn what workshop participants had to say about their experience. Learn More>>
  • Webinar Materials | What is the U.S. experience with agricultural lending? Is it relevant for developing countries? The recent webinar featuring Farm Credit East shows that while agricultural lending approaches may vary globally, the fundamental principles remain the same. Learn More>>