Nikolaus Eichman, AZMJ, United States
Lois Sankey, Diamond Bank, Nigeria
Many banks see value chain financing as a promising way to tap into growing agricultural markets. If done right, this type of financing can help expand the much needed financial access to the agriculture sector, but it requires a good understanding of value chains and the different actors involved.
To speak on this topic, we invited an agribusiness specialist and a banker. Mr. Nikolaus Eichman, an Agribusiness Specialist with AZMJ discussed a training program on value chain analysis that helps financial institutions better understand and serve various agricultural value chains. Ms. Lois Sankey, Head of Agrifinance at Diamond Bank, Nigeria shared Diamond Banks's experience with the training and talked about how it has impacted the Bank's agricultural lending operations.
- Financing Agricultural Value Chains, Diamond Bank (PDF)
- Value Chain Finance Training, AZMJ (PDF)
- Webinar (Listen)
Additional Resources on Value Chain Finance:
- Agricultural Value Chain Finance Strategy and Design, Technical Note by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Agricultural Value Chain Finance: Tools and Lessons, Book by Calvin Miller and Linda Jones, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Book Summary Video
- Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Africa Focus on Pineapples, Cashews and Cocoa in Ghana by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- Technical Guide: Integrated Financing for Value Chains Credit unions fill the agricultural lending gap and create market linkages by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)
- WOCCU Value Chain Finance Implementation Manual: Increasing Profitability of Small Producers by Luis Jiménez Galarza, WOCCU and Brooke Jones, The SEEP Network
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