Agriculture Value Chain Financing

22 July to 26 July

The global demand for food is expected to increase by 60 percent by 2050 when the world’s population reaches 9.1 billion. In order to meet this challenge significant investment in the agricultural sector is required to embrace innovative financing mechanisms that can benefit sustainable agricultural development, food security and nutrition.

This training workshop will deliver some agricultural value chain (AVC) financing approaches and tools in the modern day financial and Agricultural sectors. ATI will present a proper understanding of the different case studies of AVC financing models and related instruments. We will also offer some useful recommendations to improve AVC efficiency.

In this Training Workshop, ATI will address issues and the challenges of offering agricultural credit through the value chain principle which includes what can be described as moral risk, the risk of smallholder farmers selling produce and obtaining cash but failing to settle loan instalments and thereby not honouring the contract with commercial banks or other Financial institutions.

Target Audience: 

This training course in intended for middle - Senior Members in the public sector, and financial institutions, other staff, including senior management to understand the strategic benefits of value chain finance, heads of lending departments and their teams to implement value chain finance, other bank staff members

Course Outcomes: 

Upon completing this workshop, the delegates should be able to:

  • Understand Agriculture value chain concepts as a business, and identify strategic opportunities to strengthen value chains
  • Define and contextualize value chain financing for the agricultural sector within an African-wide context
  • Assess risk to facilitate access to finance making use of the cohesive value chains in strategic alliances
  • Apply value chain financial products to meet the needs of market actors in the value chain
  • Perform value chain analysis framework considering the Financial Institutions, the value chain actors and supporting structures
  • Appreciate and identify agriculture value chains and the contribution to micro and macro-economic development
  • Understand the importance of the value chain actors in agribusiness and economic development.
  • Enhance credit access through guarantee and creation of guarantee funds and structured financial products in the agriculture value chain
  • Develop the operational aspects of securitization of loan assets and portfolio swapping by financial institutions