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Training Course on Financing of Agribusiness Value Chains

By: Datastat Research Center


01 - 05 Jul, 2024  5 days

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USD 1,000

Venue: Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya

Do you finance agribusiness ventures? Seek to understand the agribusiness and its uniqueness compared to other industries. This programme will provide a complete overview of investment, finance modelling options in East Africa agribusiness. The programme is meant for financiers of the industry. You will interact with financing authorities from different sectors. The five-day programme orients you to an industry that feeds East Africa population of about 40 million people. Agribusiness comprises of primary production to sale of value-added farm commodities.

Who Should Attend?

The programme attracts an array of stake holders in agribusiness including but not limited to:

  • Agribusiness investment managers
  • Agribusiness risk managers
  • Lenders to the agribusiness sector
  • Credit officers.
  • Relationship managers
  • Accountants and lawyers
  • Investors
  • Auditors
  • Policy makers in the agribusiness space
  • Non- Governmental and Governmental agencies in the agribusiness sector

Duration           5 days


This programme will ensure that you grasp.

  • Available financing models in Kenya
  • Risk mitigation of agribusiness financing
  • Suitability of financing models in Kenya

Course Outcomes

 The programme will enable you to;

  • Understand the agricultural sector dynamics in depth
  • Understand the financing needs of agribusiness investors.
  • Acquire relevant knowledge and skills to be able to grow your agribusiness loan book by exploiting all the opportunities within the agribusiness sector
  • Develop effective market intelligence techniques for the agribusiness sector exploration.
  • Acquire skills to enable you to develop relevant and market-driven agribusiness loan products.
  • Make use of effective monitoring and control metrics
  • Proactively exploit agribusiness opportunities within your market niche

Course outline

Module I: Introduction

  • Defining value chain finance
  • Why is there interest in value chain finance in agriculture?
  • Overview of content

Module II: Understanding agricultural value chain finance

  • Context
  • The concept of agricultural value chain finance
  • Agricultural value chain finance as an approach
  • Enabling environment
    • Standards and certification
    • Regulation and enforcement
    • Macro-economic and social context
  • e. Value chains and diversified livelihoods

Module III: Value chain business models

  • Producer-driven value chain models
  • Buyer-driven value chain models
  • Facilitated value chain models.
  • Integrated value chain models
  • Case Study: Farm Concern International: commercial village approach

Module IV:  Agricultural value chain finance instruments

  • Product overview
  • Product financing
    • Trader credit
    • Input supplier credit.
    • Marketing company credit
    • Lead firm financing.
  • Receivables financing
    • Trade receivables finance
    • Factoring and forfaiting
  • Physical asset collateralization
    • Warehouse receipts
    • Repurchase agreements (repos)
    • Financial lease
  • Risk mitigation products
    • Crop/weather insurance
    • Forward contracting
    • Futures
  • financial enhancements
    • Securitization
    • Loan guarantee.
    • Joint venture
  •  Bringing it together.

Module V: Innovations

  • Value chain innovations
  • Financial innovations
  • Technological innovations
    • Management systems
    • Networks and exchanges
    • Mobile phones and mobile banking
  • Infrastructural innovations
  • Policy and public sector innovations
  • Case Study: Drum Net and technological innovations


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya Jul 01 - 05 Jul, 2024
USD 1,000.00
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