Training opportunities

20- 07
The Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP)

Monday, July 20, 2015 to Friday, August 7, 2015

The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Capacity Building for Rural Finance (CABFIN) partnership, which also includes UNCDF, IFAD, GIZ and World Bank, has developed an in-depth and comprehensive agricultural finance training program.  By participating in the RAFP, you will gain and consolidate critical skills, and be able to:

  • Distinguish the financial needs of diverse client segments in rural and agricultural finance
  • Examine the trade-offs of lowering costs and reducing risk in a financial portfolio
  • Evaluate financial products and delivery models that respond to the needs of rural SMEs and agricultural households, and
  • Assess the benefits and limitations of diverse financial products and delivery models.

The RAFP will provide you with:

  • Practical knowledge on financial service provision tailored for smallholder farmers and rural SMEs
  • A curriculum of 97.5 hours of intensive training, with a content flow that balances practitioners’ interest in both broad issues and their need of actionable knowledge, and
  • A diversity of course formats including plenary sessions, core courses and short specialized topics that address your learning needs.

The RAFP will also allow you to:

  • Interact with faculty who are global experts in agri-finance during thought-provoking class sessions and extra-curricular events, and
  • Network and learn in a peer-based setting with participants representing different countries and the whole spectrum of rural and agricultural finance environments.

For more information on this exciting program, click here. If you have any questions about the program, please send an email at: