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Financing agricultural value chains

AFRACA Southern Africa sub region Workshop

From 19-21 June, CTA is cohosting an international workshop on agricultural value chain financing in Pretoria, South Africa.

African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) in partnership with CTA, The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) of South Africa and the CZB Bank, Zimbabwe, has organised this event, which will examine functional models for agricultural value chain financing, livestock value chains and livestock insurance success cases.

The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation, networking and exchange on best practices in agricultural finance amongst bankers, farmers, agribusiness policy makers inside and outside the AFRACA network.

It is hoped that this thematic workshop will generate recommendations on practical initiatives for improving financial access by rural and agricultural communities in Africa especially those involved in livestock value chain financing.

This is just one of a series of activities planned as part of the AFRACA and CTA partnership on strengthening smallholder-inclusive value chain finance in Africa. Earlier this year in March, the AFRACA Western Africa Francophone sub regional workshop too place. It addressed value chain finance - functional Models; special success case studies on warehouse receipt experiences from Central/Western Africa.