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  • African countries to meet in Lomé to discuss agriculture financing

    Sep 30th, 2017

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in partnership with the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), is organizing a regional training workshop on agricultural finance from 2 to 6 October in Lomé for the benefit of stakeholders and stakeholders in agricultural value chains in Africa.Countries participating in the meeting include Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Uganda, Mozambique, Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Rwanda and Togo, official sources said on Friday.

    It is organized as part of the support mechanism of the FAO Multi-stakeholder Program (FMM), whose objective is to promote the development of inclusive value chains through the enhancement of the capacities of national stakeholders. the FAO in Togo by interim, Lucile Imboua.This training program, consisting of several modules, will help to understand the shortcomings and challenges of agricultural finance. "The approach to financing value chains, different business models, financial market assessment for the agricultural sector, analysis of recent market trends in agricultural finance, and instruments available to access financial services, will be addressed during this training, "explained Lucile Imboua.The content of this training will also examine the risk mitigation tools with innovative methodologies and systems that have been successful in developing services, she concluded.