Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course and assessment, you would be able to answer/discuss the below questions with a lot more clarity and confidence.

  1. Who are smallholder farmers?
  2. What are the financing challenges faced by small & medium scale farmers?
  3. What approaches/solutions are currently popular in resolving smallholder finance issues?
  4. What is value chain finance?
  5. Under what conditions would value chain finance work for small & medium scale farmers?
  6. What elements need to be taken into consideration while designing a value chain finance product?
  7. What are the Interesting developments and opportunities to look for in Agri-finance?
  8. What is traders' credit?
  9. What is input suppliers' credit?
  10. What is an agribusiness/marketing company’s credit?
  11. What innovations are being used to build a credit profile and credit score for smallholder farmers?