Training opportunities

26- 28
Agriculture Value Chain for Microfinance and SME Practitioners

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to Thursday, June 28, 2018

This course on Agriculture Value chain for microfinance and SME practitioners provides an understanding of the gaps and challenges of agriculture finance. The program would enable participants to sharpen their awareness of the fundamental issues of financing agriculture and agribusiness. 

The program considers different business models, and the available instruments for accessing financial services. Furthermore, it examines the risk mitigation tools with innovative methodologies and systems that have worked. It will use the case study approach and would highlight specific issues through an examination of case studies.

Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and facilitate the discussions throughout the course. The course uses a case study approach to analyze what works and what does not in the context of agriculture finance.

Program Topics:

  • Overview of agricultural value chains;
  • Agricultural value chain finance- context and concept;
  • Agricultural value chain finance- business models;
  • Financing instruments;
  • Receivable financing applied to agricultural value chain finance;
  • Physical asset collateralization Instruments;
  • Risk mitigation in agricultural value chain finance;
  • Structured finance and financing enhancements;
  • Facilitating tool in agricultural value chain finance;
  • Lessons and course wrap-up;
  • Islamic finance for agricultural value chain finance.

Target Audience:

  • Microfinance practitioners;
  • SME practitioners;
  • Rural development agencies;
  • Central bank officials;
  • International development officials;
  • Financial inclusion specialist.


  • USD 1,500 – regular;
  • USD 250 discount -Before 30 April 2018;
  • USD 150 discount- Before 30 May 2018;
  • Lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided each day.