Presenting Institutions - Forum 2015

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The American Bankers Association (ABA) is a trade association for the U.S. banking industry. Founded in 1875, ABA today represents banks of all sizes and charters, including community banks, regional and money center banks, savings associations, mutual savings banks, and trust companies, with the average member bank having approximately $250 million in assets. Its members – the majority of which are banks with less than $125 million in assets – represent over 95 percent of the industry's $13.5 trillion in assets and employ over 2 million men and women. Learn More>>

The Honduran banking association Ahiba guides and helps the development of the private banking sector in the country; and studies monetary, credit and exchange policies, proposing appropriate modifications where necessary. Ahiba serves as a repository preserving laws, decrees and resolutions relating to banking, economic and financial activities. Finally, it represents member banks before national agencies and authorities. Learn More>>

Amret is a leading micro-finance institution in Cambodia. In responding to the demand of various micro-finance services, Amret has developed many kinds of financial products and services, especially small scale loans for people in the rural areas and medium scale loan for small and medium enterprises. Moreover, Amret has developed other products and services such as: Deposit products and Inter Branch Money Transfer (Local Money Transfer) products in order to meet the need of people in cities and rural areas as well as the provinces and capital of Cambodia. Learn More>>

Banco Continental SA was founded as a private bank in order to serve the commercial sector and agribusinesses in Honduras. As the region's leader in product innovation, Banco Continetal SA provides customized services and innovative products which promote the growth of its customers, shareholders and employees. Learn More>>

Banco de Mozambique (BOM) is a licensed financial institution registered in Mozambique and an implementing member of Opportunity International. BOM has a strategic focus on rural expansion and serves clients via hub, satellite and container branches, in addition to ATMs and mobile bank vans. In the agricultural smallholder farmer sector, BOM is a  market leader through the provision of comprehensive financial tools and facilitating partnerships throughout the value chain. BOM provides smallholder farmers with a tailored agricultural loans along with access to training, inputs and markets to increase yields, productivity and incomes. Learn More>>

Bankaool (formerly Agrofinanzas S.A. de C.V.) is a specialized, non-deposit taking financial institution lending to rural companies in Mexico. Bankaool is focused on providing financing to farmers and food businesses with an innovative business model that supports sustainability and financial inclusion in Mexico.  Learn More>>

Starting as a feed producer in 1968, Banvit gradually went into the production of broiler chickens. Today, the Company is able to carry out all stages of vertical integration regarding poultry production.   Learn More>>
Barclays Africa is one of Africa’s major financial services providers.  With a well-established local presence, Barclays Africa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance.   Learn More>>
BASIX is a livelihood promotion institution established in 1996, which works with over a 3.5 million customers - 90% being rural poor households and about 10% urban slum dwellers. BASIX provides livelihood promotion services which include Financial Inclusion Services (FINS), Agricultural / Business Development Services (Ag/BDS) and Institutional Development Services (IDS) to rural poor households.   Learn More>>
Bayer CropScience is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection (i.e. pesticides), nonagricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. Bayer's goal is to develop products that not only benefit consumers and larger-scale growers, but also help enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and their communities.   Learn More>>
BRAC Bank Ltd. was founded to reach the large number of unbanked people in Bangladesh which were not covered by traditional bank. The Bank's mandate is to facilitate Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and has since become a leading bank in Bangladesh. Learn More>>
Started as an initiative of the Uganda National Lay Apostolate in 1983 as a credit trust, Centenary Bank began operations in 1985 with the main objective of serving the rural poor and contributing to the overall economic development of the country. Today, Centenary Bank is a Microfinance Commercial Bank in Uganda serving over 1,300,000 customers.  Learn More>>
dfcu Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.Learn More>>
Equity Bank Kenya Limited, is a financial services provider headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.  Equity Bank maintains a network of 135 branches across Kenya, which includes 38 branches in Nairobi and its parent company, the Equity Group Holdings Limited, has a customer base in excess of 9.2 million in the six East African countries that it serves, making it the largest commercial bank on the African continent. Equity Bank Kenya offers a wide range of agriculture loans lending to both small scale commercial food crops farmers and to large scale agribusinesses to assist the value chain players in the business of manufacturing, stocking, importing, exporting, and selling agricultural inputs and equipment.Learn More>>
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (FSFM) is a leading private business school and international advisory institute with more than 50 years of experience in consulting, qualification and training services in all areas of banking and finance. International Advisory Services of FSFM is committed to improving financial markets and increasing financial access for low-income populations in developing and transition countries and emerging markets. FSFM has a broad range of operations in Turkey, including several projects to enhance Turkish agricultural finance market.  Learn More>>
As the first commercial bank established in Pakistan, HBL is now the largest private sector bank with over 1,500 branches and 1,400 ATMs across the country and has a customer base exceeding five million. Learn More>>
HDFC Bank’s objective is to build sound customer franchises across distinct businesses so as to be the preferred provider of banking services for target retail and wholesale customer segments, and to achieve healthy growth in profitability, consistent with the bank’s risk appetite.  Learn More>>
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The IFC's work in over 100 developing countries allows companies and financial institutions in emerging markets to create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities.  Learn More>>
The KCB Group is the largest financial services group in East Africa, with an asset base estimated at over US$2.8 billion. As of November 2010, KCB Group has the widest network of banking outlets consisting of over 200 branches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. KCB Bank Rwanda Ltd a small but growing financial service provider, with estimated total assets of about US$90 million representing approximately 7% of all banking assets in the country.  Learn More>>
Turkey's first and only credit bureau, KKB was established with the objective of facilitating the exchange of information between the credit institutions and financial organizations. KKB offers a number of innovative products such as GeoMIS and TARDES which aim to support the banking sector in the decision making processes.  Learn More>>
Turkey's MEYVEDER is a fruit growers organisation which works on export agreements and negotiations of the country's fruit. Members include farmers growing the following fruit: apples, pears, peaches, cherries, walnuts, olives, quinces and grapes. Learn More>>
Since 1979, Mercy Corps has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to quickly adapt to changing realities. Through Agri-Fin Mobile, Mercy Corps uses mobile technology to provide small scale farmers with bundled localized financial services, market information and agricultural expertise. The overall goal is that smallholders increase and stabilize their incomes and manage their production cycles in a more effective way.  Learn More>>
A nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Learn More>>
Opportunity International is a nonprofit organization that provides small business loans, savings, insurance and training to more than five million people in 22 developing countries.  Through its 45 banks and financial institutions, Opportunity International currently disperses 2.8 million dollars in active loans. Learn More>>

Rabobank is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is a global leader in Food and Agri financing and sustainability-oriented banking. The group comprises 129 independent local Dutch Rabobanks (2013), a central organization (Rabobank Nederland), and a large number of specialized international offices and subsidiaries. Food & Agribusiness is the prime international focus of the Rabobank Group.  Learn More>>


responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading independent asset managers in the field of development investments and offers professionally-managed investment solutions to both private and institutional investors. The company supplies debt and equity financing to non-listed firms in emerging economies and developing countries. responsAbility currently has USD 2.4 billion of assets under management that is invested in around 530 companies in more than 90 countries. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Zurich and has local offices in Paris, Lima, Mumbai and Nairobi. Learn More>> 



Root Capital grows rural prosperity by investing in small and growing agricultural businesses that build sustainable livelihoods in Africa and Latin America. Learn More>> 


The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The Agriculture Global Practice builds on the WBG’s comparative advantages and synergies. It defines strategic direction in agriculture, develops and deploys expertise globally, delivers integrated solutions while capturing and leveraging knowledge effectively for maximum development impact needed to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.  Learn More>>


Yapı Kredi is one of the first nationwide private banks in Turkey, established in 1944, and positioned as the fourth largest privately owned and by asset size in Turkey, with interest in credit cards, assets under management, non-cash loans, leasing, factoring, private pension funds and non-life insurance.  Learn More>>