Course Name : Micro Finance for Rural Development
Course Fee : KES 65000 or USD 800
Registration : REGISTER HERE
Lack of knowledge, skills and appropriate capital are among the challenges that are faced by Small scale farmers in the rural areas in Africa. These rural farmers therefore lack the capacity to make their farming business as efficient as possible and hence suffer economically. Organizations and institutions including microfinance have come to solve farmers’ problems but still farmers experience the challenges because they have no voice in these organizations as well as in the interventions that are designed to solve their problems. To access finances, most microfinance institutions use farm records as collateral and individual farmers in a stable farmer group as granters. This 5 days course seeks to empower participants with knowledge on process of accessing rural finance.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Stakeholders in agriculture and agribusiness
Farmer based groups;
Traders and intermediaries;
Upon completion of the course, participants will:
Understand the special challenges of rural areas that are associated with rural and agricultural credit.
Understand of the fundamental issues of rural finance.
Be familiar with several innovative models and alternate ways of offering rural finance services.
Gain skills in conducting seasonality analysis, preparing cash flows, assessing risk and appraising loans.
Develop an understanding of new and innovative loan products and savings approaches for agriculture and rural areas.
Gain awareness of sources and reference links to further information and support for addressing future challenges in the application of financial services in rural areas.
Understand the importance of farm record keeping and farmer groups engagement to microfinance in the rural setting
Understand the impact of smallholder agricultural marketing and the cost benefit analysis at farm level
Appreciate the importance of crop and livestock insurance.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Rural financial services
Requirements from microfinances for credit to farmers.
Linking farm record keeping to microfinancing
Sustainable farmer groups with microfinancing
Agriculture value chain financing
Smallholder farm produce marketing.
The role of markets in rural and agriculture financing.
The risk of financing farmers can be mitigated
Bundling farm financing with other linked services.
Crowding in key players in farm financing.
Evaluating a cost benefit analysis from farm productions.
Harnessing the commercialization aspect among smallholder farmers.
Tradeoff in farming.
Agriculture insurance to cushion the farmer against crop yield loss
The impact of agriculture financing on poverty reduction and rural development.
The effect of farm credit on increasing agricultural production and farm efficiency.
Financial innovations to boost the uptake and use of farm credit.
NB: We are offering you a half day, fun and interactive team building event!
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295 or Email: [email protected]
Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Services Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: [email protected]
How to participate
Email: [email protected]
TEL: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295
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