Previous editions



Find out below all the news related to the training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR).

FAR 2023

19 December 2023
Success of the Agricultural and Rural Finance training programme (FAR2023) in Togo and strengthening of the alumni community

The continuous success of the FAR training programme since 2019 is due to its ability to address a crucial need for knowledge and experience sharing in agricultural finance. 

30 March 2023
FAR 2023 training kicks off with 145 selected participants

The programme, organised in partnership between ADA, MAEE and FAO, aims to provide a unique space to explore, reflect and exchange ideas and strategies for financing the agricultural sector in Africa. 


FAR 2022

30 September 2022
The training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR) is about to start in Cotonou

The second part of the training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR) with the 40 most assiduous participants of the first session in April will be held in Cotonou, Benin, from 17 to 22 October.

13 June 2022
FAO makes financial institutions aware of climate change challenges during the FAR training

Nadine Valat, Team leader of the FAO-Green Climate Fund partnership, hosted a webinar on the effects of climate change as part of the FAR training. In a video for ADA, she explains what role can play financial institutions in this fight.e.

7 June 2022
Great success of the introductory session of the FAR training

Following the introductory e-learning session of training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR), ADA collected the feedback from the participants, who once again recognised the added value of the programme for the agricultural sector.

13 May 2022
The FAR training as a platform for addressing agroforestry challenges

Jean-Paul AKA, CEO of LOCAGRI and consultant for the UNDP, hosted a webinar to raise awareness of agroforestry issues in the agricultural sector as part of the training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR). In a video for ADA, he explains the environmental, social and economic challenges of agroforestry and how FAR participants can take on these challenges.

25 April 2022
FAR training brings together 150 agricultural organisations in Africa

The training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR) 2022 brings together 70% representatives of MFIs and 30% representatives of authorities, fintechs or insurance companies. ADA interviewed four participants to understand why they signed up for the training.

4 April 2022
Launch of the FAR 2022 training in agricultural and rural finance

The introductory session of the training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR) 2022 took place today. In the next four weeks, participants will follow the online courses at their own pace and will discuss with other participants in an online forum. Caroline Morilhat and Thu Hien Dao, FAR training coordinators at ADA, tell us more about the highlights of this year’s edition.

FAR 2021

11 October 2021
D-Day for the FAR 2021 training which started this morning in Kigali, Rwanda

Following the first introductory part of the FAR training in June 2021 (e-learning), the second part was held in-person in Kigali from 11 to 16 October 2021, one week before the African Microfinance Week.

11 June 2021
Last days for e-learning! Thanks to the 40 participants and 12 experts for their commitment

The FAR 2021 agricultural and rural finance programme ended yesterday with the 5th and last e-learning module on agricultural insurance and the final webinar on green microfinance.

FAR 2020

7 December 2020
Great performance for the 1st e-learning session of the Agricultural and Rural Finance (FAR) programme

On 4th December, the training in agricultural and rural finance (FAR) organised by ADA and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), supported by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg (MAEE), through the CABFIN project.


FAR 2019

29 October 2019
Launch of the first FAR programme in French in Ouagadougou

Ahead of the SAM (African Microfinance Week) 2019 in Ouagadougou, the first edition of the French-speaking training programme in rural and agricultural finance was held by ADA and FAO, through the CABFIN project.