Staff Report ISD: An International Conference on Innovative Agriculture Financing is being organized at Islamabad with joint efforts of The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It will be a two day conference which will be held on April 28-29, 2015.
The conference objectives are to discuss innovative strategies and find solutions to increase outreach of agri-credit to small farmers, and also underscore opportunities at the high-end of market focusing corporate farming and agri-food enterprises.
The conference will highlight global experiences on agricultural financing through plenary discussions, breakout sessions, and “plug-n-play” sessions.
The major topics will include policy framework, value chains financing, warehouse receipts financing, risk management, and use of technologies.
The participants will include leading national and international finance professionals, policy makers, bankers, farmers representative bodies, agro-based processors, academia, service providers, and agricultural development specialists.