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6th Annual
Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Program (RAFP)



In light of the COVID-19 situation and our global community’s health & safety, we will be postponing the Boulder RAFP.  All registrations received so far will be maintained in our database and transferred over to the new dates.  As soon as we have more information, we will communicate it immediately

The 26th Annual Edition of the Boulder RAFP in English program dates will be announced in the future as soon as we have more information about the COVID-19 situation.  The program will bring together MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies and more and will be held alongside the 26th Annual Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) program and the 2nd Annual -Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions (DIGITAL) program.  

For information about our French language MFT, DIGITAL, and RAFP programs, click here

The 6th Annual Boulder RAFP will offer  8 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. In addition, program participants will have the opportunity to take one course from the 14 other elective courses offered in the MFT and DIGITAL programs.

The program also features an enhanced Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms led and facilitated by Robert Christen, and co-taught by over 12 special guests. Each morning, participants take part in this dynamic roundtable event by discussing and debating different aspects of financial inclusion including the client centricity and digital transformation, among other topics.

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 6th Annual Boulder RAFP offered in English!

If you need any additional information about the upcoming Boulder RAFP, please contact us at

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

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

Boulder Institute