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Rural and Agricultutal Finance Program

2018 Master Class Grid

The Boulder RAFP features a dynamic roundtable and interactive seminar each morning led by Massimo Pera and A’kos Szebeni from FAO and Panayotis Varangis from the World Bank Group. Throughout the RAFP Master Class, our guest speakers accompanied by leading experts in rural and agricultural finance, present a holistic overview of a financial ecosystem that works for the rural households. Master Class guests discuss and debate several principal themes such as: What are the trends in Agricultural Financing? What is the role of Agricultural Finance in the Financial Inclusion Agenda? What are the challenges that lie ahead? The RAFP Master Class is a mandatory activity for all RAFP participants, and is held each morning of the 2-week training program.

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  Week 1
(July 16-20)
Week 2
(July 23-27)
Introduction to Agricultural Finance
(Massimo Pera, Panayotis Varangis)
Perspectives for the Future in Public Programs for Rural and Agricultural Finance
(Toshiaki Ono)
Farmer segmentation & Client Centric Approach
(Panayotis Varangis)
Agricultural Risk Management
(Charles Stutley)
Savings in the Rural Sector
(Oscar Guzmán)
Agricultural Insurance for Smallholder Families
(Charles Stutley)
Cooperatives in the Rural Sector
(David Gerbrands)
Rural Finance and Food Security
(A'kos Szebeni, Michael Hamp)
Digital Finance in Rural and Agricultural Sector
(Mariel Mensink, Joost Van Uum )


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