webinar

dec
13

Innovative financing opportunities 4 inclusive agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 December 2018, 10:00-11:00
  Online webinar

Join iBAN’s and BoPInc’s webinar: Innovative financing opportunities for inclusive agri-business

Time: 10.00 UTC 

In 2017, investors poured over US$ 200bn into companies that combine social and environmental goals with financial returns. This trend is growing with the recognition that public funding alone cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This one hour webinar lays out the new and emerging opportunities in innovative finance for agribusiness. Here are some of the new forms of financing that will be covered: Public Private Partnerships, Thematic Bonds, Project Finance, Blended Finance, Result-based financing, Agricultural value-chain finance and crowdfunding.

Register for the webinar via: https://bit.ly/2BEYXzu

More background information on: https://bit.ly/2zF5PeN



oct
09

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 October 2018, 11:30-12:30
  Webinar

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in Ethiopi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 02:59

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in Ethiopia” FDOV project

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sep
06

Webinar: 5 strategies for female entrepreneurs to succeed

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  06 September 2018, 21:30-22:30
  Yangon

5 strategies for female entrepreneurs to succeed in agribusiness

Female entrepreneurs in agribusiness fight an uphill battle when it comes to getting access to the power and resources needed to professionalize and scale their business. In this webinar already successful female agribusiness champions share 5 strategies for female agri-entrepreneurs to succeed.

Focusing specifically on Ghana, this webinar offers a perfect learning ground for Ghanaian entrepreneurs or those interested in the topic to talk through some of the hurdles faced every day and how to overcome them.

Interact or listen in, but register now to not miss this opportunity.

Register via this Webinar Registration Form.



sep
06

Strategies for women to succeed in agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 September 2018, 02:30-16:00
  Ghana - online

Female entrepreneurs in agribusiness fight an uphill battle when it comes to getting access to the power and resources needed to professionalize and scale their business. In this webinar already successful female agribusiness champions share 5 strategies for female agri-entrepreneurs to succeed.

Focusing specifically on Ghana, this webinar offers a perfect learning ground for Ghanaian entrepreneurs or those interested in the topic to talk through some of the hurdles faced every day and how to overcome them.

Interact or listen in, but register now to not miss this opportunity.

Register via this Registration Form

The aya TEAM
Aya is part of 2SCALE, an incubator program that manages a portfolio of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for inclusive business in agri-food sectors and industries. Aya is a 6-month entrepreneurship track for women in agribusiness in Ghana that builds on the experiences of 2SCALE. For more info about aya and 2SCALE visit the aya website.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 September 2017 at 08:09

Is agribusiness the magic bullet for youth unemployment in Africa?

Source: CCAFS

 Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, with 226 million people aged between 15 to 24 years. Every year, young graduates from schools and colleges seek to enter the continent’s workforce, often with no success. What role can the agriculture play in addressing the unemployment challenge in Africa? According to a World Bank report on “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness”, Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods. National governments, however, need to work side-by-side with agribusinesses, to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa.

To stimulate discussions on developing a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness in a changing climate, the

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aug
29

Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Event posted by in Gender in Value Chains
  29 August 2017, 09:00-10:00
  Online - US EDT timezone

SEEP webinar on Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Grameen Foundation will replicate a debate held during the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum on the best way the close the digital financial services (DFS) Gender Gap. One side will offer the proposition that digital platforms allow for more specialized and focused financial products. Using behavioral economics, our sector should focus on developing products that meet the specific needs of women and the way they manage money. The con side will argue that financial products are all similar, and what we need to focus on is greater financial and digital literacy and increasing equitable household relations.

Read more here. 

To register go here. 



may
16

Free webinar on Scope Tools and how to implement them

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 May 2017, 15:00-16:30
  online

Free webinar on the SCOPE tools and how to implement them

Would you like to get a preview of the SCOPE App by our member Scope Insight and understand how you can use the tools in practice in a few simple steps? Fill in the form below to sign up for our Webinar on 16th of May, at 3 pm – 4:30 pm CEST.


In this webinar we will give you:

  • A brief recap of the SCOPEinsight methodology and solutions.
  • A step-by-step process on how you can implement the SCOPE methodology in your program.
  • A preview of the SCOPE App, which is used to gather the actual assessment data.
  • A check list of what needs to be in place to maximize your results.

You can fill in the application form HERE



Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 23 November 2016 at 07:28

Webinar Recording Available

 Ag2Nut Webinar: Making Value Chains Work for Food and Nutrition Security


In the November 2016 Ag2Nut Call, Matthias Jäger, Markets and Value Chain Expert, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) / CGIAR, presented findings from a pilot project in Kenya and Uganda, aimed at improving the diets of vulnerable rural and urban consumers through increased consumption of more affordable, diverse, safe, and nutrient-dense processed bean-based food products, sourced from local farmer organizations and delivered by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This project uses a Value Chain for Nutrition (VCN) approach, an innovative strategy that addresses nutrition problems by identifying opportunities where chain actors benefit from the marketing of agricultural products with higher nutritional value, focusing on those value chains that are most relevant to the poor, specifically women of reproductive age and children.


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apr
19

AgriFin Webinar: Financing Dairy Value Chains

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  19 April 2016, 14:00-15:00
  Internet

AgriFin Webinar: Financing Dairy Value Chains - Lessons from HDFC Bank


Time zones

The webinar will take place on 30 March from 9-10 am EDT, being 2-3 pm CET - Central European Time, being 2-3 pm WAT - West African Time, being 3-4 pm CAT - Central African Time, being 4-5 pm EAT - East African Time, being 8-9 pm WIB - Western Indonesia Time. 

About the event

Join AgriFin for this webinar featuring an innovative dairy value chain financing model developed by the HDFC, a leading commercial bank in India. HDFC's model serves as an example of how financing can be facilitated through the creative use of value chain relationships.

The invited speaker, Mr. Michael Andrade, senior vice president and business head of HDFC's agriculture business will share the HDFC bank's experience in developing its innovative approach to finance dairy farmers through the provision of cattle loans, utilizing the relationship of farmers with buyers. The presentation will cover the following:

  • A detailed overview of the dairy

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mar
30

AgriFin Webinar: Agricultural Finance at the Frontier

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  30 March 2016, 14:00-15:00
  Internet

AgriFin Webinar: Agricultural Finance at the Frontier - What can Financial Institutions Learn from Root Capital?


Time zones

The webinar will take place on 30 March from 9-10 am EDT, being 2-3 pm CET - Central European Time, being 2-3 pm WAT - West African Time, being 3-4 pm CAT - Central African Time, being 4-5 pm EAT - East African Time, being 8-9 pm WIB - Western Indonesia Time. 

About the event

Join AgriFin for this webinar featuring innovative agriculture finance practices of Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that lends capital, delivers financial training, and strengthens market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses in Africa and Latin America.

Invited speakers will discuss Root Capital's business model with a focus on what banks and other agricultural financiers can learn from it. The webinar presentation will cover the following:

  • Detailed overview of Root Capital's agricultural lending model;
  • Credit risk assessment of producer associations and pri

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mar
23

AgriFin Webinar: Warehouse Receipt Systems

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  23 March 2016, 14:00-15:00
  Internet

AgriFin Webinar: Warehouse Receipt Systems


Time zones

The webinar will take place on 23 March from 9 - 10 AM EDT, being 2-3 pm CET - Central European Time, being 2-3 pm WAT - West African Time, being 3-4 pm CAT - Central African Time, being 4-5 pm EAT - East African Time, being 8-9 pm WIB - Western Indonesia Time. 

About the event

Join AgriFin for this month's webinar featuring recent initiatives supported by the World Bank to reform warehouse receipt systems in Africa. The invited speaker, Mr. Jean Saint-Geours, economist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a detailed overview of key reform initiatives and how they help facilitate agricultural finance, reduce post-harvest losses, improve the stability of market prices, ensure food security, and stimulate agribusiness development.

Mr. Saint-Geours, will discuss the following:

  • The role of the World Bank and other public and private sector actors in creating an effective warehouse receipt system.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 11 March 2016 at 09:35

Webinar: Why invest in young people? Launching the Banking on Change Youth Savings Group Model.


Did you know that whilst almost half of young people in sub-Saharan Africa say they save, 80% do not have a bank account? Young people aren’t joining traditional savings groups either; a survey in 2013 found that of 103 organisations that promote savings groups in 43 countries, only 22 per cent include youth or child-focused groups.


Why don’t young people join savings groups, and is it worth investing in them? Banking on Change, a partnership between Barclays, Plan International UK and CARE International UK, set out in 2013 to find out. Three years on, Banking on Change has formed 11,715 Youth Savings Groups (YSGs) with 245,000 members. Join this webinar to find out more about the Banking on Change approach and impacts - and why and how your organisation should consider investing in youth too.


The Banking on Change Youth Savings Group Model features 10 Principles which together make up a ‘Ho

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FRANCIS MUGISHA Thats a great opportunity for Youths and NGOs and other development organizations targeting youth livelihood enhancement because saving is critical as far as youth development is concerned. hope details on how join the Webinar will be provided. THANKS

2 years 9 months ago

Annette van Andel Thanks for sharing, interesting opportunity.

2 years 9 months ago

feb
17

Webinar: linkage informal savings groups & formal Fin.Inst

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  17 February 2016, 15:00-16:00
  Internet

THE LINKAGES BETWEEN INFORMAL SAVINGS GROUPS AND FORMAL FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

Register now for this webinar with SEEP Network exploring the linkages between informal savings groups and formal financial service providers, 9am Eastern / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET, 17 February.


Speakers are a/o:

Brendan Ahern - Senior Associate, Bankable Frontier Associates 

Joseph Fetaa - Assistant Vice President, Retail Assets & Customer Value Management, Barclays Uganda

Prabhat Labh - Program Manager, Financial Inclusion, The MasterCard Foundation

 

For more information & registration follow this link.



feb
18

[Free Webinar] Global Trends for Emerging Markets in 2016 by

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  18 February 2016, 13:30-15:30
  Webinar

What is the importance of the emerging markets to the global economy?

Join the Master Class that will take place February 18th at 13:30h CET / 14:30 Johannesburg
 
Emerging economies have experienced stronger economic growth than developed markets, this is something that has been consistent in the last years and which is expected to continue in 2016 and beyond. 

Emerging markets are becoming the driver of global growth which is shaping global demand. Even though these countries only account for 37% of the world’s GDP, this is expected to gradually increase.

Learn what are the implications of this economic growth, how to identify emerging market opportunities, issues, trends, doubts and few certainties about the global trend for those countries that aim to become the world’s leading players in a free online Master Class by Dr. Mark Esposito. 

More information here: http://bit.ly/MasterClass_EmergingMarkets

Mark Esposito is pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 February 2016 at 08:54

New report on Farm-level Water Stewardship Assessments - Invitation for Webinar - Today!

Thu, Feb 4, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET

The SAI platform is pleased to invite you a webinar introducing you to a new report entitled “Water Stewardship in Sustainable Agriculture – Farm and Catchment Level Assessment”   (http://www.saiplatform.org/uploads/SAI_-_Water_Stewardship_guide_-_3Dec2015.pdf) recently released by SAI Platform. This report helps decision makers to understand, act and communicate on farm level water stewardship, and highlights practical steps needed at farm level to promote water stewardship in a catchment context. It complements our previous report “Water Stewardship in Sustainable Agriculture - Beyond the Farm Towards a Catchment Approach”.

During the seminar, the report’s author, Peter Easton, will walk participants through the report’s highlights and the three practical key steps on the road to farm level water stewardship:
1. Knowledge -

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Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 14 January 2016 at 01:29

AgriFin 2016 Webinar Series  

The AgriFin webinar series offers agricultural financiers the opportunity to learn from their peers who share their innovations and practices related to delivering agricultural financing to their clients.

We are delighted to announce the new series of webinars for 2016. The webinars will feature technical presentations on a wide range of agricultural finance topics aimed at helping financial institutions expand and improve their lending to agricultural clients. We do hope you will be able to join us for these webinars. 


The full webinar schedule can be found here

Registration is now open for all webinars! To access detailed instructions on how to attend a webinar, click here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 December 2014 at 02:31

Women as Inclusive Business Partners

The second in the series of webinars on Women as Inclusive Business Partners took place on Thursday 27th November, 2014. This webinar focused on two front-running initiatives that benefit from engaging women in the Food and Agriculture sector and  looked at the Food and Agriculture sector in base of the pyramid market.

For those that missed it, the webinar can be easily accessed here: Youtube video of the webinar.

Presentations and Case Studies can be accessed by following the links below;

Presentations by Nelleke van der Vleuten, Mary Munene and Mahalet Solomon

Case studies:
Land O’ Lakes (Mary Munene)

TGT Enterprise (Mahalet Solomon)

The speakers can be contacted using the emails below;

Mary Munene: mary.munene@idd.landolakes.com
for Mahalet Solomon: contact BoPInc - Nelleke van der Vleuten (vandervleuten@bopinc.org )


Nelleke van der Vleuten dear Nchimunya, thanks for sharing the outputs of the webinar on Women as Inclusive Business partners in the agro-food sector. It is worthwile to mention that we could develop the webinar and the cases with the active support of Agro-Pro Focus, gender in VC work: We 'found' the case of Land O'Lakes in the thesis, commissioned by APF of Silja Heyland from WUR on women in dairy value chains. and the fact that TGT enterprise in Ethiopia is actively adressing women farmers is thanks to APF intervention. To acknowledge these facts, the APF logo is incorporated in the case summaries. See: case Land O' Lakes: http://www.bopinc.org/sites/www.bopinc.org/files/documenten/case_land_o_lakes_-_updated.pdf and case TGT Enterprise http://www.bopinc.org/sites/www.bopinc.org/files/documenten/case_tgt_-_updated.pdf Don't hestitate to share the cases! kind regards, Nelleke

3 years 11 months ago

Nchimunya Kasongo Hi Nelleke, thank you for this information. We will contact you directly and setup a meeting to hear more about this.

3 years 10 months ago

Posted By in Organised Farmers
Posted 1 December 2014 at 11:42

                                                                Webinar, 2 December 2014

                                     How do you create a Transformative Business Model?


On 2 December 2014, the Business Call to Action (BCtA), in partnership with the Business Fights Poverty, will host a webinar discussion addressing the question, How Do You Create a Transformative Business Model? The event starts at 11.30 New York Time / 16.30 London.


Click here to register: http://snipbfp.org/1vlffEp

 

The webinar will discuss challenges and opportunities companies face in developing, sustaining and scaling successful inclusive business models that achieve commercial success and development outcomes by doing business with the 'base of the economic py

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