Warehouse Receipt Systems: World Bank Reform Initiatives in Africa

Resource from the Agriculture Finance Support Facility (AgriFin)

This webinar recording features recent initiatives supported by the World Bank to reform warehouse receipt systems in Africa. Our invited speaker, Mr. Jean Saint-Geours, economist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provides a detailed overview of key reform initiatives and how they help facilitate agricultural finance, reduce post-harvest losses, improve the stability of market prices, ensure food security, and stimulate agribusiness development.

Mr. Saint-Geours, discusses the following:

  • The role of the World Bank and other public and private sector actors in creating an effective warehouse receipt system. 
  • The opportunities for financial institutions to use warehouse receipts to increase lending to the agricultural sector.
  • Lessons learned from the implementation of World Bank projects in four African countries.


Jean Saint-Geours, Economist, Trade and Competitiveness, International Finance Corporation (IFC)



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