Africa Agri-Finance Forum aims to bring all the interrelated parties together for discussions that will refocus agriculture finance in alignment with the continent’s requirement. A myriad of factors like policies; risks and costs associated with rural area access; fluctuating prices & markets; unpredictable weather patterns; lack of expertise of financial institutions in managing agricultural loan portfolios, etc. are issues unique to this continent and it fits that several initiatives by different entities must be harmonized to encourage an integrated delivery of Agri Finance.
The program at AFFC 2019 cross-cuts and integrates all players. A flurry of changes and new investment vitality are the expected outcomes from this forum which will occur by assessing current activities & by building finance strategies and instruments to crowd-in private sector so as to harness access to suitable financial services to farmers – particularly smallholders – and agricultural Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as a way to increase agricultural productivity and income.