STAFF REPORT IBD: In its endeavor to improve access to finance to the farming community, State Bank of Pakistan has been conducting financial literacy and awareness programmes for farmers at grass root level.
Kamran Bakhshi, Senior Joint Director, Agricultural Credit and Microfinance Department, SBP, said this while addressing a one-day Farmers Financial Literacy and Awareness programme on Agricultural Financing in collaboration with the Bank of Khyber at District Dera Ismail Khan.
He said that the central banks multi-pronged strategy to increase agriculture credit outreach includes mainstreaming of agriculture finance, removing policy and regulatory impediments, capacity building of commercial banks and information dissemination and awareness campaigns for the farming community.
While highlighting the objective, he said the programme is aimed at creating awareness among the farming community about agri. financing products and services offered by banks, money management techniques and lending procedures, documentations, etc.
Chief guest, Prof. Dr. Saeed Khattak, Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, appreciated the SBP efforts for arranging awareness programmes on agriculture financing for the benefit of farmers community of the country.