15- 16
Improving Financial Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers

Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015

Smallholders generally constitute the vast majority of farmers in most countries, and they account for 60% of global agriculture and provide up to 80% of food in developing countries. Despite their socio-economic importance, smallholder farmers represent the largest share of the developing world‘s undernourished. Facilitating access to appropriate financial products can improve their productivity, livelihood and food security; reduce risks; smooth cyclical cash flows; and help them manage their farm as a viable business. Through 3 plenary sessions and 9 workshops, over 30 international speakers will reflect and discuss on the development of microfinance solutions to improve financial inclusion of smallholder farmers.

The International Conference is associated to the Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Best Practices International Award 2015, a EUR 50,000 prize granted by the Foundation to the best initiative promoting financial inclusion of smallholder farmers in a developing country. The winner will be announced during the Conference.
The participation to the Conference is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

For information and registration, please visit the Conference website by clicking at the link below.