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About Rabobank Foundation

Rabobank is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company. It is a global leader in food and agriculture financing and sustainability-oriented banking. The Rabobank Foundation was set up in 1973, when banking cooperatives Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen Bank and Coöperatieve Centrale Boerenleenbank merged to form Rabobank. Its aim was to promote the cooperative vision of the Rabobank organisation by aiding projects at home and in developing countries. In 2002 the foundation’s name was changed to Rabobank Foundation, the name it had long been known by abroad. The Foundation operates in more than 25 countries, supporting some 200 different projects annually.

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The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is a specialized UN agency dedicated to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; and the elimination of poverty. Given that promoting broad access to rural and agricultural financial services is important to achieve its goals, FAO is a member of the "Improving Capacity Building in Rural Finance" (CABFIN) partnership, which is the result of collaboration efforts among its partners IFAD, FAO, GIZ/BMZ, UNCDF and the World Bank. CABFIN aims to jointly facilitate knowledge dissemination for relevant public and private stakeholders working to increase the availability of a wide range of financial services adapted to the needs of rural livelihoods, thus, contributing to food security and poverty reduction. CABFIN partners also seek to facilitate dialogue among stakeholder to define priorities to be addressed and help overcome those obstacles limiting access to agricultural and rural finance. This led to the creation of the Rural Finance and Investment Learning Centre (RFILC) website since April 2004, a public global knowledge hub for rural and agricultural finance.

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About Utrecht

Utrecht is a city and municipality in The Netherlands.  It is the capital of the Utrecht province and its most populous city. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation and is the fourth largest city in The Netherlands. Utrecht's ancient city centre features many buildings and structures several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages. It has been the religious centre of the Netherlands since the 8th century. Due to its central position within the country, it is an important transport hub for both rail and road transport. It has the second highest number of cultural events in The Netherlands, after Amsterdam. Average temperatures for July do not normally exceed 73°F (23°C) degrees, and the evenings are typically refreshing in the mid 50s°F (13°C).

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