Boulder RAFP in EnglishBoulder RAFP in English


The Boulder Institute (BI) has offered courses in Rural and Agricultural Finance for 16 years as part of its flagship MFT program. The program and its courses are thought in three most popular languages in the financial inclusion domain, namely English, French, and Spanish. All programs combined have created a global community of more than 6,000 alumni from 155 countries and has trained approximately 1,000 individuals in Rural Finance, Agricultural Lending, as well as, Value Chain Finance. The standalone Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP) was launched 2015 in response to the high demand for professionals with special skills sets focused on Rural and Agricultural Financial Services. The program has thus far attracted professionals from all walks of the field and participants have included from CEOs to mid-level managers of MFIs, banks and other similar organizations. 

We are delighted to partner with FAO/CABFIN and our 2018 host, RABOBANK Foundation, to expand the content and enrich the expertise potential of the RAFP by bringing their global leadership in food security and capacity development for building inclusive agricultural financial systems.

As reference, below are the courses that were offered in the 2018 Boulder RAFP in English:


  1. Agricultural Finance: Opportunities, Emerging Models and Product Design: Massimo Pera
  2. Agricultural Insurance in Developing Countries: Operational Principles and Good Practices: Andrea Stoppa
  3. Agricultural Lending Methodologies & Techniques for Smallholder and Lowest Income Rural Families: Oscar Guzmán
  4. Agricultural Loan Analysis featuring the “Ag. Loan Analyzer” tool: A'kos Szebeni
  5. Agricultural Value Chain Finance for Smallholder Farmers: Pierre Schonenberg
  6. Agricultural Value Chain Finance for SMEs Farmers: Rene Verberk
  7. Cash-flow in Agricultural Business for Small Holder Families: Lorna Grace
  8. Digital Financial Services for Smallholder Families – Features of an Emerging Model: Nathan Were
  9. Managing Risk in Rural & Agricultural Finance: Klaus Maurer
  10. Performance Management in Agricultural Finance Portfolios: Petronella Chigara-Dhitima
  11. Public and Private Investments in Agriculture: Non-financial Aspects that Institutions Need to Know: Toshiaki Ono
  12. Public Policies, Programs and Institutions for Agrifinance: Juan Buchenau
  13. Risk Management: A Focus on Climate Change Adaption: Luis Fernando Neri
  14. Specialized Tools in Agricultural Financing for SMEs: Rene Verberk

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