Agricultural & Rural Finance News

Nigeria: CBN's Tech Strategy for 'Anchor Borrowers', Cleaner Notes


 | Source: The Guardian - All Africa

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced technology to guide input distribution of farmers under it Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Mozambique: Afreximbank Hopes to Finance Agro-Processing


 | Source: Agência de Informaçao de Moçambique; All Africa

The African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) has expressed an interest in financing agro-processing projects in Mozambique.

ARC and UN unite to increase parametric insurance coverage in Africa


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The Pan African Risk Management Mutual (African Risk Capacity, ARC), a specialized agency of the African Union, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have announced a partnership that will allow the two organizations to combine their efforts to strengthen African States’ climate risk insurance coverage.

African Enterprise Challenge Fund to launch by 2018 an initiative to women entrepreneurship in agriculture


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

The African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) which provides subsidies and interest-free loans to private companies in Africa, plans to launch by 2018 an initiative that aims to promote and support women entrepreneurship in agribusiness sector across the continent. This was revealed to the Ecofin Agency, by Steve Tawia, head of investments and assets management at AECF.

Côte d’Ivoire: index insurance soon to be experimented


 | Source: Financial Afrik

Index insurance will soon be a reality in Côte d’Ivoire.

Namibia: Agribank Offers Collateral-Free Loans to Farmers


 | Source: New Era; All Africa

Agribank CEO Sakaria Nghikembua says that looking at the agricultural bank's loan book it is quite clear there is a lot that Agribank needs to do for all farmers in the country, more specifically for farmers in communal areas and specifically the northern communal areas (NCAs).

Senegal: Government urges local banks to further support agriculture sector and SME


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Senegalese local banks were asked to provide more funding to SMEs and agricultural marketing campaigns.

Nigeria: CBN to Roll Out Five Per Cent Interest Loan for Farmers


 | Source: The Guardian; All Africa

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it would soon release more funds at not more than five per cent interest rate for farmers to acquire agriculture equipment, to enhance their productivity. Governor of the apex bank, Godwin Emefiele, stated this yesterday, during the official commissioning of the MITROS Rice processing factory and formal launch of the rice, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Senegal : a parametric insurance product for the cotton sector created by FINACTU, CNASS and BOAD


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

In Senegal, FINACTU assists the National Agricultural Insurance Company of Senegal (CNAAS) in the creation and launching of a parametric insurance product for the cotton sector at the national level against climate risks, with the support of the West African Development Bank(BOAD).

Nigeria: 200 Farmers Get N43bn From CBN's Anchor Borrowers Loans


 | Source: This Day; All Africa

Over 200,000 small holding farmers in 29 states of the country, cultivating eight different commodities have gotten N43 billion so far disbursed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under its Anchor Borrowers' Programme (ABP) which was launched in November 2015, Governor of CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has disclosed.

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