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  • 03/05/2013 - 03/08/2013
    In March 2013, three senior officials from Banque Oportunidade de Mozambique (BOM) went on a learning visit to South Africa along with 25 representatives of companies and the government as a part of...
  • 02/26/2013
    Online
      In 2008, Pakistan launched a crop loan insurance scheme. This was the outcome of a two-year effort of the Central Bank’s Task Force on Crop Loan Insurance which comprised...
  • 02/19/2013
    Online
    The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has developed the Agricultural Loan Evaluation System (ALES), a practical credit scoring tool to assess risk in agricultural lending.  In this...
  • 12/11/2012
    Online
      USAID has developed a toolkit that will help enhance the capacity of commercial banks and other financial institutions to finance agriculture. It provides guidance on exploring market...
  • 11/12/2012 - 11/17/2012
    Mexico
    As part of its knowledge and networks strategy, AgriFin organized its fourth study tour to share information on innovative practices on agriculture finance in Mexico. 
  • 11/01/2012
    Online
      Speaker: Michael Andrade, HDFC, India When: November 1, 2012, 10:30 AM -11:30 AM EDT   Michael Andrade, Senior Vice President and Business Head of Agriculture at HDFC Bank discussed what...
  • 10/20/2012 - 10/27/2012
    Israel
    Hatton National Bank (HNB), an AgriFin project partner, went on an exposure tour to Israel to learn about holistic approaches of financing farming businesses, where financing, advisory services and...
  • 09/27/2012
    Online
      Speaker: Carlos Budar Mejía, Agrofinanza When: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST   Agrofinanzas, an award winning financial institution in Mexico,...
  • 09/25/2012 - 09/29/2012
    Maputo and Chimoio
    Access Bank of Madagascar (ABM) visited Opportunity Bank of Mozambique (BOM) to learn from its experiences in agriculture value chain finance and low cost delivery mechanisms. 
  • 03/28/2012 - 03/30/2012
    Kampala
    The Financing Agriculture Forum 2012 is part of AgriFin's effort to promote knowledge exchange and foster partnerships among key stakeholders in agriculture finance. During the first two days of...
  • 11/03/2011
    Opportunity International (OI) finances smallholder farmers in five countries – Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Mozambique. The program has been operational for the last two years and is...
  • 04/14/2011
    With the support of RIAS B.V., National Microfinance Bank in Tanzania now serves smallholder farmers after having been transformed from a public sector bank in 2005.  Now the largest bank in...
  • 03/07/2011 - 03/09/2011
    Hyderabad
    Organized jointly with B-A-LAMP of the Basix Group, the event brought AgriFin's financial institution partners from Africa and Asia and senior World Bank experts to India to learn about...
  • 01/25/2011
    Mr. Abeywickrema presented the innovations and successes of the bank in agriculture finance.  Notably, as a result of spearheading various innovations, HNB has become the bank with the largest...
  • 11/04/2010
    Ms. Cazacu highlighted Banco Opportunidade Mozambique (BOM)'s unique approach to financing smallholder agriculture. Particularly noteworthy is the way BOM links loans with input packages and...
  • 05/11/2015 - 05/15/2015
    Lending to Agribusiness: Financing Agricultural Value Chains Join us for a stimulating 4-day event, including technical presentations, panel discussions, networking sessions, and an optional field...
  • 08/19/2013 - 08/23/2013
    Colombo, Sri Lanka ~ Cinnamon Grand Hotel
    AgriFin’s second annual Financing Agriculture Forum was a tremendous success, drawing over 130 participants from over 25 different countries to Colombo, Sri Lanka from August 19-23, 2013. 23...
  • 03/28/2012 - 03/30/2012
    Kampala
    The Financing Agriculture Forum 2012 is part of AgriFin's effort to promote knowledge exchange and foster partnerships among key stakeholders in agriculture finance. During the first two days of...
  • 10/11/2015 - 10/17/2015
    Background  The World Bank's AgriFin program in cooperation with HDFC Bank and Mahindra Finance, hosted a study tour in Jaipur, India on October 11-17, 2015. This was a unique...
  • 07/20/2015 - 07/24/2015
    Phnom Penh
    Background The World Bank's Agricultural Finance Support Facility (AgriFin) in cooperation with Amret, a microfinance institution in Cambodia, organized a study tour for microfinance institutions...
  • 02/17/2014 - 02/19/2014
    Dakar, St. Louis
    Seven bankers specializing in risk management and agricultural SME lending from Faîtière des Caisses Populaires du Burkina (FCPB) and Banque Nationale de Développement Agricole (...
  • 02/10/2014 - 02/14/2014
    India
    When it comes to financing agriculture equipment like tractors, learning from the company who makes them and boasts to be the top-selling tractor company in the world makes a lot of sense. That's...
  • 11/10/2013 - 11/15/2013
    Minneapolis, Minnesota and Yankton, South Dakota
    “You Can’t Dream Big Enough” was the theme of the 2013 National Agricultural Bankers Conference hosted by the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Minnesota on November...
  • 03/17/2013 - 03/21/2013
      Background As part of the "Activities for Enhancing the Capacity of the Agriculture Lending Team", Casper Ngorima, Agriculture Credit Supervisor and Vasco Nunes, Agriculture...
  • 03/05/2013 - 03/08/2013
    In March 2013, three senior officials from Banque Oportunidade de Mozambique (BOM) went on a learning visit to South Africa along with 25 representatives of companies and the government as a part of...
  • 11/12/2012 - 11/17/2012
    Mexico
    As part of its knowledge and networks strategy, AgriFin organized its fourth study tour to share information on innovative practices on agriculture finance in Mexico. 
  • 10/20/2012 - 10/27/2012
    Israel
    Hatton National Bank (HNB), an AgriFin project partner, went on an exposure tour to Israel to learn about holistic approaches of financing farming businesses, where financing, advisory services and...
  • 09/25/2012 - 09/29/2012
    Maputo and Chimoio
    Access Bank of Madagascar (ABM) visited Opportunity Bank of Mozambique (BOM) to learn from its experiences in agriculture value chain finance and low cost delivery mechanisms. 
  • 03/07/2011 - 03/09/2011
    Hyderabad
    Organized jointly with B-A-LAMP of the Basix Group, the event brought AgriFin's financial institution partners from Africa and Asia and senior World Bank experts to India to learn about...