Agricultural & Rural Finance News

Namibia: High default rate threatens Agribank sustainability

13.02.2017

Farmers default over N$500 million which is the highest ever.

Ethiopia: DBE recommences commercial farm loans

07.02.2017

The commercial farm loans ceased in 2016 due to financial maladministration.

Liberia: Afriland First Bank, USAID sign MoU

06.02.2017

The MoU comes as a financial instrument to increase farmers’ access to finance.

Tanzania: PASS, Bank partner on credit issuance

02.02.2017

The partnership is aimed at boosting lending to SMEs through a Credit Guarantee Fund.

MFW4A convened a side-event on the margins of the AFRACA World Congress on Rural & Agricultural Finance in Dakar

30.01.2017

“Managing Climate Risks in Africa’s Agriculture Sector through Insurance”

Kenya: MasterCard launches mobile payment solution for farmers

17.01.2017

The solution offers digital financial services to small scale farmers.

Nigeria's Central Bank floats N30billion AGSME fund

04.01.2017

The initiative will enable agric/SMEs access credit at single digit interest.

Africa Re looking to develop agricultural insurance on a large scale in Nigeria

20.12.2016

The insurance company wants to partner with the IFC and the government.

AFRACA hosts the 5th World Congress on Rural & Agricultural Finance in Dakar

16.12.2016

The theme of the conference was “Contribution of Agricultural and Agrifood Industries to sustainable Development: What role should Rural and Agricultural Finance play?”.

Tanzania: Financial institutions charged to extend to rural areas

30.11.2016

Extending financial services to rural areas will strengthen the economy

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