Fostering Investments in African Agricultural Value Chains

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December’s webinar is featuring the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF), an innovative public-private partnership initiated by KfW on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and managed by Deutsche Bank.

AATIF supports agricultural value chains by providing debt and investments to commercial farms and processing companies. AATIF also provides financing and risk sharing facilities to financial institutions that want to increase lending to producers and agricultural SMEs. Our invited speakers will discuss different aspects of the Fund as follows:

  • Mr. Max Bock, assistant vice president in Sustainable Investments Europe at Deutsche Bank will provide a detailed overview of the Fund’s objectives, structure, and functions. He will discuss the Fund’s different financing instruments highlighting several investments made since AATIF’s inception.
  • Mr. James Wabala, a sector specialist with Chase Bank, Kenya will discuss how AATIF enables them to expand financing to new segments in agricultural value chains.
  • Ms. Patricia Richter, project manager at the International Labor Organization (ILO) will discuss the collaboration between ILO and AATIF that aims to foster positive social and environmental impacts of agricultural investments.