Agricultural & Rural Finance News

Nigeria to launch new bank focusing on agriculture


The new bank would provide loans at very low interest rates.

African Development Bank and MFW4A hold Digital Finance Week


The first AfDB Digital Finance Week (DFW) took place from September 19-22, 2016 in the CCIA Building in Abidjan.

AGRF: African financial institutions to adopt Nigeria’s agric credit scheme


Extract: This scheme might be a powerful game-changing agribusiness model for the continent.

Rwanda: SACCOs to be merged into a co-operative bank


Plans to establish the banks are near completion, said a minister.

Ghana: Rural banks to launch an insurance company


The new company will come up with products that suits the particular needs of rural banks.

Tanzania: NMB sets up Sh500bn credit facility to support agriculture


It is part of the bank's new five-year strategy to revamp agricultural financing in the country.

Rwanda reviews agricultural policy to develop access to insurance


The effects of climate change have increased the need for agriculture insurance.

Working Paper Series


Financial sector development research for policymakers and practitioners

Insurance: AfDB signs agreement with the African Risk Capacity


The two institutions will cooperate in their response to natural disasters.

Africa: Investments in agriculture reach $2.3bn


These investments created around 30,000 jobs over the past year.

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