Financing Coffee Replanting in Colombia
This AgriFin webinar features the experience of Colombia in developing a program that helps small scale coffee producers replant aging coffee trees. Through this program coffee growers are able to access financing from banks on favorable terms.
The program is led by the Federation of Coffee Producers (FNC) and implemented in coordination with the national agricultural financing fund (FINAGRO).
Our invited speakers, discussed the following:
- Motivation behind the coffee replanting program
- Key features of the program and its financing aspects
- Implementation costs, results to date, and lessons learned
Andrés Lozano Karanauskas, Advisor to the President, Banco Agrario, Colombia
Luz Diaz Rios, Senior Agribusiness Specialist, The World Bank
Santiago Silva Restrepo, Economist, New York University