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4 days

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Mbagnick GUEYE, Gildas Octave NDALA-BIKOUMOU

Público objetivo

General Managers of regulated financial institutions, MFI executives


Financing agriculture in West and Central Africa




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11 jun
Training workshop in agricultural finance

Description and objectives

The growth of agricultural markets worldwide, particularly in developing countries, is undeniable. Many actors involved in these growing agricultural markets, including rural households and small farmers, need a variety of financial services to enable them to seize economic opportunities. This global trend makes the agricultural sector increasingly attractive to financial institutions.
This training presents the opportunities and challenges of agricultural financing in the context of West and Central Africa and aims to:

  • raise awareness among participants of the main issues related to the financing of agriculture in West and Central Africa;
  • define the concept, context and approach to financing agricultural value chains;
  • present the principles, methods, tools and other resources that enable participants from financial institutions to design and disseminate
  • agricultural finance products in an innovative, cost-effective and sustainable manner;
  • illustrate the main issues involved in the development of agricultural finance products, and analyse some models of collaboration between the public and private sectors;
  • be eligible to apply for the one-year coaching project.

Target audience

This training is intended primarily for the General Managers of regulated financial institutions, as well as for managers of microfinance institutions directly involved in the formulation of strategies for the design and distribution of agricultural finance products.


  • Proven interest of the institution in developing or adjusting a financial services offer to actors in agricultural value chains.
  • Be based in a French-speaking country in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Logistical information

Registration fees

Each participant must pay a financial contribution of 200,000 CFA.
This amount covers participation fees, coffee breaks and lunches during the training.

Accommodation and training location

This training will be held in Lomé, Togo.

The name of the hotel and the location of the workshop will be communicated later to the selected participants.

Register now by downloading the registration form.

Download the registration form

Please attach to your registration form:
- the MFI Factsheet Microfact correctly completed as at 31/12/2018
- your organization's latest annual report

The registration form must be completed and sent with the attached documents to the following e-mail address , before April 31, 2019.

You can also download the presentation brochure.

Registrations will be validated following a selection process. The selection committee is composed of representatives from MAIN, ADA and FAO. The results of the committee will be communicated by 15 May at the latest.


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