Speaker: Arnold Tijdens, BPR, Rwanda
When: May 14, 2013, 9:00 AM -10:00 AM EDT
Why do some banks thrive in a high risk yet highly rewarding sector such as agriculture? What critical information do banks need to know before venturing into this sector? What are the key steps to developing a profitable agricultural lending business line?
We invite you to listen to this webinar featuring Arnold Tijdens, Head of Corporate/Food and Agriculture from Banque Populaire du Rwanda, the leading retail bank in Rwanda. Mr. Tijdens will share BPR’s experience on establishing a sustainable business line to serve Rwanda’s agriculture sector. He explains the crucial steps involved in the process, including conducting an in-depth value chain analysis, developing new product designs and delivery channels, and building the capacity of the agricultural lending team.
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- African agricultural finance under the spotlight, by Reuters Staff