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The 5th Edition of the Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Program

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019

The 5th Edition of the  Boulder RAFP in English will be held from July 22 to August 2, 2019 in Turin, Italy and will bring together rural and agricultural finance specialists from around the world representing MFIs, Rural Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies, and more. The Boulder RAFP will be held alongside the Boulder MFT in English and the NEW Digital Transformation for Microfinance Institutions program.  

The 2019 Boulder RAFP will offer 8 elective courses to choose from and 70 academic course hours, delivered by our Boulder Faculty, a diverse group of world-renowned agrifinance experts, covering a broad range of topics and viewpoints on how to efficiently reach smallholder farmers. Our program also features The Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Master Class, a dynamic roundtable event. Each morning, participants will take part in this discussion and debate on different aspects of rural and agricultural finance, the lessons learned, and the diversity of approaches.

The Rural and Agricultural Finance Program, created with FAO and CABFIN, a collaborative workgroup including IFAD, FAO, GIZ/BMZ, UNCDF, WFP, CGAP and the World Bank, is a highly specialized program offered for experienced rural and agricultural finance practitioners and institutions. The objective of RAFP is to enable inclusive and efficient food and agricultural systems, as well as to promote financial inclusion by strengthening the technical capacity of service providers and those institutions serving rural SMEs and smallholder farmers.

Transform Your Thinking

Our immersion program creates the space for participants to deeply reflect on specific challenges, and share strategies on how to face the agricultural finance sector’s pressing issues, using new tools and a fresh perspective.

As part of the program, you will:

  • Distinguish and assess the financial needs of diverse client segments operating across value chains in rural and agricultural finance and understand the products, technologies, tools and delivery models that respond to these needs.
  • Understand the policies, programs and institutions that governments can use to promote the supply and demand of financial services for agriculture and in rural areas.
  • Distinguish sources of risks in agricultural finance and understand key risk management techniques for farms, rural households, and FSPs, while taking into consideration the trade-off between managing costs and reducing risks

Join us for the 5th Annual Boulder RAFP offered in English!