Agricultural & Rural Finance News

Namibia: High default rate threatens Agribank sustainability


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

Ethiopia: DBE recommences commercial farm loans


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

Liberia: Afriland First Bank, USAID sign MoU


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

Tanzania: PASS, Bank partner on credit issuance


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


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

Kenya: MasterCard launches mobile payment solution for farmers


The solution offers digital financial services to small scale farmers.

Nigeria's Central Bank floats N30billion AGSME fund


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


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

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


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


Extending financial services to rural areas will strengthen the economy

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