Innovative Agricultural Finance and Risk Management

The publication looks into the issue of risk management in agricultural finance in transition countries and it focuses on one particularly important action area: how can various agricultural finance and risk management products, mechanisms and institutions that are relatively new to the transition region, enhance the region’s food production, processing and trading systems. These products, mechanisms and institutions include market-based price risk management, weather index insurance, structured finance, warehouse receipt (WHR) systems and commodity exchanges, among others. The paper aims to identify how international financial institutions can most effectively leverage their investments and technical assistance programmes to boost the adoption and scaling- up of such products, mechanisms and institutions.

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