Opportunities in the sector

On this page you will find selected opportunities to work with others, learn, or seek funding for projects in the area of agri-SME and smallholder finance.

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Jobs

FAO: Agribusiness Investment Support Specialist. Due date: 31 December.


FAO is seeking an Agribusiness Investment Support Specialist to join its Investment Centre Division to contribute to support the FAO and EBRD cooperation programme. The programme responsible private sector investment in the agriculture sector. Find out more.




Pula: Regional Manager Asia. Due date: Rolling.


Pula is seeking a business leader to spearhead the company’s Asian business operations through market research and business development. Pula is an agricultural insurance and technology company working to help smallholder farmers endure climate risks, improve farming practices, and bolster their incomes. Find out more.




Pula: Regional Manager Francophone Africa. Due date: Rolling.


Pula is looking for a business leader who will build the Francophone Africa business operations by working with consumers, governments, credit providers, agribusinesses, etc. to strengthen Pula’s business development efforts. Pula is an agricultural insurance and technology company working to help smallholder farmers endure climate risks, improve farming practices, and bolster their incomes. Find out more.





Funding

Call for applications: Right Sharing of World Resources provides seed grants to small grassroots organizations to implement women-led, income-generating projects.


Right Sharing of World Resources is offering seed grants to small grassroots organizations to implement women-led, income-generating projects in Sierra Leone, Kenya, and south India. Find out more.




Call for applications: SME Impact Fund


SME Impact Fund provides loans, skills and knowledge to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in agricultural value chains in order to reinforce linkages between rural entrepreneurs and regional, national and export markets. Find out more.




Call for applications: Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme


The Nirsal Microfinance Bank is offering an Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme that provides training and funding for the promotion of agricultural businesses and small/medium enterprises as vehicles for sustainable economic development. Find out more.




Call for applications: Hortifin


Hortifin is a ring-fenced loan facility targeting fruit value chains in South Africa. The facility is willing to provide to applicants, innovative and comprehensive financing and support systems in a manner that promotes job creation, transformation and sustainability. Find out more.




Call for applications: FPO Impact Awards. Due date: 31 October


Access Development Services and Rabobank are giving awards to Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) that have successfully built build self-sustaining businesses, and to FPO promoting institutions who have worked to enable ecosystems, influence policy, promote sustainable and scalable models and incubate innovative solutions for the growth of FPOs. Find out more.





Training

Course: Macroeconomic implications of Financial Development and Inclusion


The IMF Institute is offering courses explaining the macroeconomic implications of financial development and inclusion. The course presents financial inclusion as an integral dimension of financial development. Find out more.




Course: Rural Finance, Agricultural Lending and Value Chain Finance.


The Boulder Institute is providing courses for practioners to learn about Rural Finance, Agricultural Lending, as well as Value Chain Finance. Find out more.




Course: Advanced Credit Analysis & SME Lending for Microfinance Managers. From 9 to 13 November 2020


The Financial Inclusion Advocacy Centre is providing a course on advanced Credit Analysis and SME lending for Microfinance Managers. Find out more.




Course: Leading Inclusive Finance in the Digital Age. From 16 to 20 November


Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation, is offering a programme on inclusive finance with a special focus on digital transformation. The course is designed for senior financial inclusion professionals. Find out more.




Course: Agricultural Value Chain Management and Market Linkages. From 19 October – 8 December


Devimpact Institute is providing courses through diverse activities on agricultural value chain management and market linkages, with a special module on value chain financing. Find out more.




E-learning: MSMEs in the Forest Sector. Self-paced


The World Bank’s open learning campus is providing a self-paced e-learning course to learn more about issues related to access to finance for MSMEs in the forest sector. Find out more.




Course: E-Commerce for SMEs: An Introduction for Policymakers. Starting date: 23 November


ITC and Diplo Foundation are providing a course to assist participants in identifying the key components of competitiveness from a business perspective across the e-commerce process chain, from establishing a business online, to international e-payment, cross-border delivery and aftersales. Find out more.




Course: Impact Investing. From 5 – 7 May 2021


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is hosting an Impact Investing programme. During the training, participants will develop skills in investment strategy, outcome appraisal techniques and the art of “deal-making”. Find out more.




Course: Agricultural and rural finance training programme. From 9 - 20 November 2020


ADA is offering a training program on agricultural and rural finance. After attending, participants will be able to use the principles and tools provided to formulate strategies to design and deliver products which contribute to the financing of agricultural value chains. Find out more.




Certificate: Food & Agribusiness Management in a Digital Age


Agribusiness Academy is offering an executive certificate for Food and Agribusiness Management in a Digital Age. The training provides the opportunity to analyse value chains, design business models and understand agrifood trends and technologies. Find out more.




Online Course: Certified Expert in SME Finance. From March – August 2021


The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is offering a training course on good practices in micro and SME finance in developing and transition countries. Find out more.





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