MFW4A-IFAD/PARM Webinar | Warehousing and Collateral Management Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dec 01, 2015

Date and Time:
December 2, 2015 | 14:00 GMT | 15:00 CET | 9:00 ET

Join us for MFW4A's third webinar of the year featuring the authors - Messrs. Jonathan Coulter and Geoffrey Wynne - of the recently co-published AFD, CTA and IFAD/PARM flagship study on "Appropriate Warehousing and Collateral Management Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa". Both Messrs. Jonathan Coulter and Geoffrey Wynne are leading experts in warehouse receipts systems backed with extensive experience in banking and finance, structured trade and commodity-collateralized financing. About the Event Farmers throughout the developing world face considerable challenges in accessing finance, and this can often influence their decision-making. These challenges must be addressed with financing solutions tailored to the different actors of the agricultural value chain. Warehouse receipt financing enables the post-harvest part of the value chain to function more efficiently and is a potentially useful tool for helping farmers to access to funding. A large, multidisciplinary team investigated the situation on the ground in nine African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Uganda), identified bottlenecks to the wider use of various forms of warehouse receipt finance and formulated proposals for action. This co-publication aims to be a standard reference document on warehouse receipt finance in Africa for many years to come. AFD, CTA and IFAD/PARM hope that it will inspire actions by: (i) policy-makers to remove obstacles and create an enhancing regulatory environment; (ii) banks to use opportunities created by the use of warehouse receipt systems; (iii) farmers and other stakeholders in agriculture to become better prepared to use innovative financing mechanisms; and (iv) development partners to give warehouse receipt finance its proper place in their agricultural finance development programmes. Should you wish further information about the webinar or register your interest, please contact the MFW4A Secretariat by email, secretariat@mfw4a.org.