Materials from Financing Agriculture Forum 2013

Colombo, Sri Lanka is a long way from most places. But it made an unusually pleasant setting for more than 130 agricultural banking professionals who gathered there from August 19th through the 23rd, 2013 to discuss expanding lending to the agricultural sector. The world seems to be waking up to the need for more and better food, traceable supply chains, and sustainable agriculture. After all, we will soon have 9 billion mouths to feed. Someone will have to provide the financing for modernized, more efficient, and increasingly global agricultural industries. Read More>> 

   Results Story (PDF) 

Enjoy watching select videos and photos from the Forum 2013 below. You may also watch the entire collection of videos here featuring successful agricultural lending practices at seventeen leading financial institutions worldwide. 

Click here if you would like to browse the PDF version of presentations in English and French.

Beyond the Organizational Chart: Optimizing Your Agribusiness Unit’s Design, Crafting Staff Profiles, and Recruiting the Talent You Need

Watch videos below from a Forum 2013 panel as a group of senior bankers took turns sharing the experiences of their institutions in positioning the agricultural lending business within the organization, determining staff roles and responsibilities, and developing recruitment strategies. 

Making the Business Case Creating an Agribusiness Unit Recruiting the Best Talent
Choosing the Right Financing Model Conducting Market Forecasting Financing Value Chains


Explore pictures from the Financing Agriculture Forum 2013