Agricultural & Rural Finance News

Nigeria, Morocco Collaborate On Agricultural Insurance

17.08.2017

 | Source: This Day; All Africa

Nigeria and Morocco have set up a steering committee to develop a sustainable crop insurance scheme for the country.

Namibia: Agribank to Finance Purchase of Breeding Stock for NCA Farmers

17.08.2017

 | Source: Namibian; All Africa

The Agricultural Bank of Namibia will finance the purchase of female breeding stock as a way of boosting production in the northern communal areas of the country.

Zimbabwe: Agribank, Fbc to Raise $20m Agro Bills

10.08.2017

 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

Agribank and FBC are getting into the market to raise $20 million through agro bills so as to support agricultural activities in the impending 2017/18 summer cropping season.

Angola: Cuanza Norte - Peasants Benefit From Agricultural Loan

18.07.2017

 | Source: Angola Press; All Africa

At least 203 peasants of the Belo Horizonte Peasants Association in Canaúlo village, northern Cuanza Norte province, benefited on Saturday from agricultural loan and tools given by Sol Bank, as part of its project for local agricultural support.

Malawi: Government Wants Village Banks to Follow New Standard Guidelines

17.07.2017

 | Source: Malawi News Agency; All Africa

Ministry of Civic Education and Community Development says village banks should embrace new standard village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) best practice guidelines to ensure sanity in the economic sector.

Ethiopia: Company Reaching Out to Farmers, Pastoralists for Weather Insurance Services

12.07.2017

 | Source: The Ethiopian Herald; All Africa

With concerted efforts of the government and other stakeholders, Nyala Insurance Company is providing weather insurance services to small scale farmers and pastorals in various states, said Micro Insurance Business General Manager Solomon Zegeye.

Ethiopia: ECX Seeks to Improve Accessibility

07.07.2017

 | Source: The Ethiopian Herald; All Africa

ECX has been building regional trading centers to improving its accessibility across the country.

Sudan: Central Darfur Pushes for Banks, Investments

05.07.2017

 | Source: Radio Dabanga (Amsterdam); All Africa

Central Darfur wants to roll-out a banking system in the state and pledged to the Commercial Banks Group to remove obstacles and fears that prevent the spread of the system.

Uganda: Agricultural Insurance Takeup Slows

30.06.2017

 | Source: The Monitor; All Africa

A slow sensitisation drive is affecting uptake of agricultural insurance in Uganda, the Agro Consortium has revealed.

Uganda: Agency Banking Will Deepen Financial Inclusion

27.06.2017

 | Source: The Observer; All Africa

Agency Banking is one of the new provisions of the Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act 2016 and will be a key driver of increasing financial inclusion in Uganda.

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