Rural and Agricultural Finance ProgramRural and Agricultural Finance Program

RAFP Grid 2017

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For a better understanding of the program structure, you can refer to the course schedule from the 2017 program.   
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  Week 1
(July 17-21)
Week 2
(July 24-28)
Week 3
(July 31-August 4)
New Trends in Agricultural Financing
(Panayotis Varangis, Jamie Anderson)
Agricultural Finance: Opportunities, Emerging Models and Product Design
(Massimo Pera, Michael Hamp)
The Role of Agricultural Finance in the Financial Inclusion Agenda
(Michael Hamp, Charles Stutley, Emilio Hernández)
  COFFEE BREAK (30 minutes)
Agricultural Value Chain Finance for Smallholder Farmers
(Michael De Groot)
Agricultural Insurance in Developing Countries: Operational Principles and Good Practices
(Andrea Stoppa)
Public Policies, Programs and Institutions for Agrifinance
(Juan Buchenau)
Agricultural Value Chain Finance for Smallholder Farmers
(Rene Verberk)
Public and Private Investments in Agriculture: Non-financial Aspects that Institutions Need to Know
(Toshiaki Ono)
Women’s Access to and Utilization of Rural and Agricultural Finance
(Linda Jones)
  LUNCH BREAK (90 minutes)
Managing Risk in Rural & Agricultural Finance
(Klaus Maurer)
Specialised Tools in Agricultural Finance
(Rene Verberk)
Digital Financial Services for Smallholder Families – Features of an Emerging Model
(Emilio Hernández)
Agricultural Lending Methodologies & Techniques for Smallholder and Lowest Income Rural Families
(Oscar Guzmán)
Performance Management in Agricultural Finance Portfolios
(Petronella Chigara-Dhitima)
Agricultural Loan Analyzer
(A'kos Szebeni)

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