About the event
Access to finance and trade channels or markets, both vital elements in for any commercial activity, still remain a huge challenge in Africa’ agricultural sector. A very small % of all commercial lending is channeled into this sector and trading is either fragmented or haphazard which affects the overall costs and profitability. Consequently, financial institutions, which rightly determine viability by looking at profitability of any business, are hesitant to accept the perceived risks in this sector leading to inability for the farmer to access markets and funds. The Agri-Finance & Trade Forum brings together the four vital groups in the value chain – the regulator and policy maker, the farmer; the financier and the marketer. The aim is to support the industry by strengthening these connections in the entire value chain.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya