Agricultural Value Chain Finance a Guide for Bankers

Resource from the Agriculture Finance Support Facility (AgriFin)

This webinar presentation featurs AgriFin's "Agricultural Value Chain Finance – A Guide for Bankers". The Guide, created by bankers for bankers, details the step-by-step process of engaging in agricultural value chain finance.

Ms. Maria Pagura, technical lead for this work, provides a brief overview of the AVCF guide, with highlights on how banks can use it at various levels, e.g., strategy, new business development, staff training. She demonstrates how the Guide can be accessed and walk users through the online version, a step-by-step, high-level overview of the value chain financing process with links to relevant VCF learning materials.

Additionally, Mr. Michael Andrade, Executive Vice President and Head of Agribusiness at HDFC Bank in India, explains HDFC’s contribution to the AVCF guide and how banks can benefit from the content and templates provided. Mr. Andrade shares HDFC's experience in leveraging value chain relationships to expand financing to new business segments and discuss how the Guide can help banks implement similar VCF models in their own markets.


Maria Pagura, Senior Program Officer, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank.

Michael Andrade, Executive Vice President and Agribusiness Head, HDFC Bank, India.



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