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CTA Reader – Value Chain Finance in ACP countries

November 25, 2014

This Reader was compiled by CTA and gives an overview of the rural finance gap and what is needed to revolutionise finance for agri-value chains.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/br35_reader_agricultural-value-chain-finance_eng_rev4-2.pdf

Trends, opportunities & alternative investment in agribusiness in Africa

November 25, 2014
Hafiz Mirza, Chief, Investment Issues Section, UNCTAD. Here is the executive summary and video.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/bb39-mirza-ppp-africa-presentation-en-2nd.pdf

Financing mechanisms that strengthen local and regional production and trade

November 25, 2014
Heike Rüttgers, Head of Division Portfolio Management & Policy ACP, Investment Facility, European Investment Bank. Here is the video.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/bb39-rc3bcttgers-ppp-africa-presentation-en.pdf

Data for improved sustainable value chains
February 18, 2015

Herman uit de Bosch, Executive Director, FairMatch Support, The Netherlands. Here is the video.

Source: prezi.com

http://prezi.com/8znbv2vwlg_g/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

2nd Continental  Briefing – Insight on agricultural finance and trade

July 13-14, 2014

Abraham Sarfo, ATVET Advisor at NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, CAADP

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/nepad-sustaining-caadp-momentum-agriculture-finance-and-trade.pdf

Financial inclusiveness from a farmer’s perspective: challenges and opportunities

July 13-14, 2014

Ousseini Ouédraogo, Programme manager, ROPPA gave his perspective on the state of play on financial inclusiveness for farmers at the second PAFO Continental Brieifng.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/ouedraogo-communication-from-roppa-inclusive-finance-from-the-farmer_s-point-of-view-issues-and-opportunities.pdf

Reader - Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains

March 05, 2014

This Reader was compiled by CTA and gives an overview of the key issues around finance as a key driver for value chain development

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/br35_reader_agricultural-value-chain-finance_eng_rev4-2.pdf

The concept of agricultural value chain finance and types of vc business models March 05, 2014
Calvin Miller, Group Leader FAO Agribusiness and Finance Group. Here is the video and summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/calvin-miller-pp-presentation-on-agvcf.pdf

New opportunities in value chain finance

March 05, 2014

Lamon Rutten, Programme Manager, Policies, Markets & ICTs, CTA. Here is the video and summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/2-lamon-pp-presentation-brussels-briefing-ag-vc-finance.pdf 

New opportunities for African Trade Finance

March 05, 2014

Kanayo Awani, Director Trade Finance and Branches, Afreximbank, Egypt. Here is the video.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/kanayo-pp-presentation.pdf

Strategic benefits of and approaches to agricultural mobile finance

March 05, 2014

Lee H. Babcock, Expert on mobile finance for agriculture, USA. Here is the video.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/executive-summary-lee-babcock.pdf

Financing agri-processing projects in emerging markets: lessons learned

March 05, 2014

Hans Bogaard, Head of the agribusiness advisory activities, Rabo Bank. Here is the video and summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/bogaard-pp-presentation.pdf

Linking rural entrepreneurs to financial services

March 05, 2014

Hans Balyamujura, Co-Founder and CEO of ZED Group Limited. Here is the video.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/executive-summary-hans-balyamujura.pdf

Kenyan Experience in Agri-value Chain Financing

March 05, 2014

Priscilla Wambui Muiruri, Agribusiness Specialist, KAPAP. Here is the video and summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/8-wambui-pp-presentation-kenyan-experience-in-agri-value-chain-financing-brussels-5-march-2014-3.pdf

Commodity exchange development

March 05, 2014

Adam Gross, Investments and Capital Markets Advisor, Nepad Business Foundation. Here is the video and summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/adam-gross-new-pp-presentation.pdf

AU ECHOS: 2014 Year of AG and Food Security

2014

This newsletter of the AU Commission is dedicated to the 2014 theme of the African Year of Agriculture and Food Security. It highlights the potential of scaling up investments to implement agricultural plans and policies.

Source: rea.au.int

http://rea.au.int/en/sites/default/files/01_ACM_AU_Echo_June_10_2014_Edited.pdf

Increasing access to finance and strengthening financial services

November 14, 2013

Wiligis Mbogoro, Executive Director of Tanzania Federation of Co-operatives (TFC). Here is the executive summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/mbogoro-theme-promoting-inclusive-finance-models-for-farmers-in-africa.pdf

The Banking service of Cooperatives

November 14, 2013

Dessalegn Jena, Deputy Manager Accounts & Finance, Oromia Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Union (OCFCU) and EAFF 2nd Vice President.
Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/jena-providing-banking-and-a-range-of-supporting-services-to-its-member-cooperatives-oromia-coffee-farmers-cooperative-union-ocfcu.pdf

Relevancy in expanding access to insurance and reducing cost

November 14, 2013

Agrotosh Mookerjee Principal Actuary, MicroEnsure shared the experience of access to insurance and highlighted the importance of reducing cost to facilitate accessibility.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/mookerjee-importance-of-data-to-give-access-to-agriculture-insurance-to-small-scale-farmers.pdf

Commodity exchange development

November 14, 2013

Adam Gross, Investments and Capital Markets Advisor, Nepad Business Foundation.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

https://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/gross-doing-business-with-farmers-and-fos-the-role-of-commodity-exchanges.pdf

Local innovation support funds: experiences and lessons

November 14, 2013

Ann Waters-Bayer, Prolinnova, ETC Foundation, Netherlands. Here is the video and summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/br34_waters-bayer1.pdf

Private sector financing institutions for African agriculture

October 02, 2013

Hans Balyamujura, Co-Founder/CEO, Zed Group Limited – Africa, Absa. Here is the video and |Summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/br33_balyamujura.pdf

Leveraging private investments in African agriculture

October 02, 2013

Ruth Rawling, Vice President of Public Affairs for Cargill Europe. Here is a video.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/br33_rawling-1.pdf

AU/NEPAD: Ag in Africa – Transformation and Outlook

2013

This publication shows the far-reaching impacts of the lack of investment, along with economic institutions, which hamper African farmer’s ability to access finance and insurance.

Source: un.org

http://www.un.org/en/africa/osaa/pdf/pubs/2013africanagricultures.pdf

European Commission: Agribusiness and Development

April 10, 2013

This report, ‘How investment in the African agri-food sector can help support development’ highlights the linkages that encourage agribusiness investments and their multiplier effects on growth.

Source: eudevdays.eu

http://eudevdays.eu/sites/default/files/brochure_en.pdf

Commissioner Tumusiime: Define rural priorities and invest

April 2013

Commissioner Tumusiime explains the drastic consequences of disinvestment in African agriculture and the current efforts to leverage international corporate finance and investment to agriculture.

Source: rural21.com

http://www.rural21.com/uploads/media/rural2013_04-S32-33.pdf

Leveraging finance for climate-smart agriculture: funding mechanisms

September 27, 2012

Charlotte Streck, Director of Climate Focus and former Senior Counsel with the World Bank, USA. Here is a summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/streck_presentation.pptx

Policy Framework in support of Pastoralism in Africa

February 22, 2012

Abebe Haile Gabriel, Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union. Here is the executive summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/dr-abebe.pptx

European donor support for agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review

September 15, 2010

Professor Sir Gordon Conway, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. Here is the executive summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/conway-ppt-en1.pptx

US assistance to Sub-Saharan agricultural sector

September 15, 2010

Julie Howard, Executive Director, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/howard-ppt-en.ppt

The role of NEPAD-CAADP in increasing investment in agriculture

September 15, 2010

Dr. Marcel C. Nwalozie, Director West Africa Mission, NEPAD. 

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/nepad_.ppt

 Taxation and Financing for Development

September 15, 2010

Gregory De Paepe, Policy Analyst Europe, Middle East and Africa Desk, OECD. Here is the executive summary.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/de-paepe-ppt-en1.pptx

 What perspectives for funding ACP agriculture?

September 15, 2010

Ms. Randiana Rakotomalala,Senior Investment Officer, African Development Bank.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/afdb-presentation-cta-brussels.pptx

Opportunities in new Agribusiness

September 15, 2010

Rajesh Behal, Principal Investment Officer, Agribusiness Department, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank.

Source: brusselsbriefings.com

http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/behal-ppt-en.pptx