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Elective Course Schedule Grid

The 2019 Boulder RAFP course schedule grid will be published at a later date.  To gain a better understanding of the course schedule and courses, please refer to the 2018 course schedule grid (below).

The curriculum focuses on strategic views and emerging trends, with the goal of empowering participants to push the field further. Participants will have the opportunity to take up to 4 formal elective courses out of 14 courses offered, covering the fundamentals of good practice and to interact with over 13 world-renowned faculty members. In addition, the program features an assortment of networking meetings, round table discussions, panels, a field visit, and presentations organized by faculty and fellow participants. The daily schedule is intense, stimulating, and designed to keep everyone lively and on their feet!

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  Week 1
(July 16-20)
Week 2
(July 23-27)
RAFP Master Class
(Massimo Pera, Panayotis Varangis, A'kos Szebeni)
  COFFEE BREAK (30 minutes)
Agricultural Value Chain Finance for Smallholder Farmers
(Pierre Schonenberg, Pierre Schonenberg)
Agricultural Insurance in Developing Countries: Operational Principles and Good Practices
(Andrea Stoppa)
Managing Risk in Rural & Agricultural Finance
(Massimo Pera, Klaus Maurer)
Public and Private Investments in Agriculture: Non-financial Aspects that Institutions Need to Know
(Toshiaki Ono)
Performance Management in Agricultural Finance Portfolios
(Petronella Chigara-Dhitima)
Agricultural Loan Analysis featuring the “Ag. Loan Analyzer” tool
(A'kos Szebeni)
Risk Management: A Focus on Climate Change Adaption
(Luis Fernando Neri)
Cash-flow in Agricultural Business for Small Holder Families
(Lorna Grace)
  LUNCH BREAK (90 minutes)
Agricultural Lending Methodologies & Techniques for Smallholder and Lowest Income Rural Families
(Oscar Guzmán)
Public Policies, Programs and Institutions for Agrifinance
(Juan Buchenau)
Managing Risk in Rural & Agricultural Finance
(Klaus Maurer)
Specialized Tools in Agricultural Financing for SMEs
(Rene Verberk)
Agricultural Value Chain Finance for SMEs Farmers
(Rene Verberk)
Digital Financial Services for Smallholder Families – Features of an Emerging Model
(Nathan Were)

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