Improving the livelihoods of livestock smallholders and other value chain actors through livestock value addition and marketing is constrained by the lack of access to finance, working capital, affordable quality inputs, and well-structured value chains. To address this issue, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) and the Micro Finance Unit, Swaziland (MFU) are organizing an international conference on livestock value chain finance and access to credit.
Topics that will be discussed during the conference include:
- Institutional environment necessary to transform and support the commercialization of smallholder livestock farming;
- Smallholders and livestock value chain actors access to credit;
- The role of micro-credit institutions in financing livestock value chain;
- Value chain finance mechanisms for the livestock sector in developing countries.
For more information, please visit the event website.