Boulder RAFP in EnglishBoulder RAFP in English

Thank you to all of our 2018 participants and faculty for an outstanding 4th Edition of the Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Program

 

In Collaboration with CABFIN: FAO, IFAD, GIZ/BMZ, WB, WFP and UNCDF
And the support of Rabobank Foundation

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The 4th Edition of the Boulder RAFP in English was held July 16-27, 2018 in Utrecht, Netherlands with the support of the RABOBANK Foundation. This program brought together rural and agricultural finance specialists from around the world representing MFIs, Rural Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies, and more.

The 2018 Boulder RAFP offered 14 elective courses to choose from and 70 academic course hours, delivered by our Boulder Faculty, a diverse group of world-renowned agrifinance experts, covering a broad range of topics and viewpoints on how to efficiently reach smallholder farmers. Our program also featured The Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Master Class, a dynamic roundtable event. Each morning, participants will take part in this discussion and debate on different aspects of rural and agricultural finance, the lessons learned, and the diversity of approaches.

The Rural and Agricultural Finance Program, created with FAO and CABFIN, a collaborative workgroup including IFAD, FAO, GIZ/BMZ, UNCDF, WFP, CGAP and the World Bank, is a highly specialized program offered for experienced rural and agricultural finance practitioners and institutions. The objective of RAFP is to enable inclusive and efficient food and agricultural systems, as well as to promote financial inclusion by strengthening the technical capacity of service providers and those institutions serving rural SMEs and smallholder farmers.

Transform Your Thinking

Our immersion program creates the space for participants to deeply reflect on specific challenges, and share strategies on how to face the agricultural finance sector's pressing issues, using new tools and a fresh perspective.

As part of the program, you will:

  • Distinguish and assess the financial needs of diverse client segments operating across value chains in rural and agricultural finance and understand the products, technologies, tools and delivery models that respond to these needs.
  • Understand the policies, programs and institutions that governments can use to promote the supply and demand of financial services for agriculture and in rural areas.
  • Distinguish sources of risks in agricultural finance and understand key risk management techniques for farms, rural households, and FSPs, while taking into consideration the trade-off between managing costs and reducing risks

Learn cutting edge techniques that will facilitate the provision of valuable services to your clients in rural and agricultural areas.

Join us for the 5th Annual Boulder RAFP offered in English – 2019!

If you need any additional information about the upcoming Boulder RAFP, please contact us at info@bouldermicrofinance.org

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

120 E Washington Street Suite 325
Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
+1 (315) 760-3091

info@bouldermicrofinance.org

Boulder Institute