Reinventing business or regulatory models
Agricultural finance institutions, and the policies, rules and regulations under which they operate, are lagging behind changes in the “real economy”. Recent years have seen significant innovations in certain countries but these are slow in spreading across borders or, for that matter, across institutions. In these circumstances, decision-makers in farmers’ organisations, financial institutions, government bodies and other institutions interested in agricultural finance should shift their approach from incrementally trying to improve on their existing models to reinventing their business or regulatory models in order to capitalize on all these new possibilities. It is time for a paradigm shift in agricultural finance.
Enabling a paradigm shift
The Fin4Ag conference will help create the critical mass of thinking that enables such a paradigm shift by bringing together leading decision makers from ACP countries to discuss what has been achieved through recent innovative approaches and how to realise their full potential.
More than 500 delegates from public and private organisations from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and beyond will gather in Nairobi to share new thinking around three streams:
Mark your calendar
Discover Innovations in Digital Financial Services for Agriculture at the Plug and Play Day, join us at the Continental Briefing and don’t miss the field trips.
Plug and Play Day
“Hands-on with Innovations in Digital Financial Services for Agriculture” for companies and developers who want to showcase innovations in ICTs for agricultural ﬁnance.
The second continental Briefing will address the challenges and opportunities in accessing financial services by farmer’s organizations in Africa and identify profitable opportunities for farmers in engaging with finance actors.
Field trips are organised for conference participants to experience innovative agri-value chain ﬁnance on the ground.
Meet our co-hosts
Fin4Ag is co-hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA)
It is co-organised by an impressive array of partners listed below.