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A short course of lectures
«Finance for Food»

Implications and Perspectives for Agricultural FinanceMega-Trends Impacting the Agricultural EconomyWhat's New in Agricultural and Rural Environment?Capital RequirementsAfrican Green RevolutionAfrican ChallengesIncreasing Consolidation in Processing and RetailOrganization and Structure of Value ChainsValue Chain Financing, Borrowing from Private Sector Financial Services to Small and Medium FarmersIV: Using Modern Technology for High-Quality Services in Rural AreasNew Approaches to Agricultural Insurance in Developing EconomiesSetting Up a Bank-Led Mobile Banking SystemCommercialisation of Farming as an OpportunitySuccessful MFIs Rerving Rural Areas and AgricultureWhere Is the Risk? Is Agricultural Banking Really More Difficult than Other Sectors?Improvements in Legal Framework and Financial InfrastructureThe Role of Government and DonorsIncreasing Public and Private StandardsPolitical SupportSmall Farmer Inclusion and GovernanceOperational Aspects of Agricultural Insurance SystemsPolicy IssuesThe BAGCWarehouse Receipts FinanceMega-Trend Impacting Both Agricultural and Rural EconomyInvestors' Channels to Finance AgricultureAfrican AgricultureExchange RatesAccess to Finance: The Case of PakistanMobile Banking: Differentiated and Low CostFour Cooperative NetworksRegional IntegrationDiversification to Remain a Core Element of Risk ManagementPost-harvest Losses as a Factor for Farm IncomeVertical Coordination and Value Chain FinanceConcluding RemarksInterlinked Contract-FarmingEmpirical Evidence on Actual RisksPost-harvest Losses as a Critical Factor for Food SecurityGrow AfricaTowards a Hybrid Model of Agricultural MicrofinanceHow Innovative Agriculture-Specific Guarantees Could LookApproaches to Manage the Specific Risks in AgricultureMega-Trends Impacting the Rural EconomyPrincipal Credit RisksMeasure and EvaluateRisk-Based Differentiation Between Agricultural and Rural FinanceCurrent Status and OutlookPotential Impact at Micro, Meso and Macro LevelsFirst Considerations When Setting Up Agricultural Insurance: System Approach Before Product ApproachEasyPaisa: Story So Far and Way AheadModern Rural Finance: An Emerging Model Drawing from Microfinance Best PracticesWhat Are the Constraints Faced in Remote Rural Areas?Agro Loan Product Drives Regional Bank Expansion and Access to Financial ServicesPolitical RisksThe Role of Donors and DFIs in Overcoming BarriersMobile Penetration: Anywhere and EverywhereDefinitions and Lessons from the Old Agricultural FinanceTrade CreditCorridor ClustersAgricultural Value Chain FinanceDetails of the Program in Central AmericaForward Contracts, Futures and OptionsSpecific Risks in AgricultureRisk Management Strategies and the Role of Structured FinanceMicrofinance Serving Agriculture and Rural AreasStrengthening Rural Financial CooperativesThe (Potential) Contribution of the Financial SectorBusting Agro-MythsFinance Structures in Value Chain FinanceGreenfield Small Business Bank in a Transitional EconomyWhat Is the Impact of Rural Finance on Cost Structures?Finance Through Food and Commodity Value Chains in a Globalized EconomySpecial Purpose VehiclesTameer-Telenor PartnershipIII: Dealing with Risks in Agricultural FinanceInnovative Microfinance: Potential for Serving Rural Markets SustainablyPolitical Risks Remain a ChallengeMember-Owned MFIs in Agricultural and Rural FinanceInnovative Insurance Instruments Need Further Study and Development(No) Securitization in Agricultural FinanceGlobal ChallengesThe Potential of Structured Finance to Foster Agricultural Lending in Developing CountriesThe Cross-Cutting Relevance of Transport InfrastructureLack of Agricultural FinanceAfrican PotentialSubsidize Institutions and Public GoodsBranchless Banking: How ICT Boosted Outsourcing PossibilitiesPoverty ScoringAgro Loans Providing Stability During CrisisInfrastructure BackboneRisk Management ApproachClassification of Agricultural RisksEfficiently Organised Value Chains Can Reduce Post-Harvest LossesInsurance Products and the Overestimated Potential of Weather Trigger PoliciesValue Chain Finance Risk ScoringDefinitions and Classifications of RisksPoverty-Sensitive Scorecards to Prioritize Lending and Grant Allocation with an Application in Central AmericaGlobal Dynamics in Agricultural and Rural Economy, and Its Effects on Rural FinanceReasons for MFIs Expanding into Rural AreasAgricultural and Rural MicrofinanceEmerging Models in Agricultural and Rural FinanceLoss Management and Loss AdjustmentPolitical Interventions and Interest Rate CeilingsDistributionManaging Principal Credit RisksAdministration and Data ManagementAgricultural Growth Corridors – Unlocking Rural Potential, Catalyzing Economic DevelopmentImpact of VCF on Productivity, Quality and OutputStructured Funds Investing in Rural FinanceGrowth CorridorsThe Financial Systems ApproachThe Role of Government and DonorsImportance of VCFRisks in Agricultural FinanceEx-ante Versus Ex-post Risk Management SolutionsAppendix 1: Segmentation of Agricultural RisksThe Subsidized Agricultural Credit ParadigmRisk ScorecardAgricultural Portfolio GuaranteesWhen Should a Bank Contemplate Launching a Mobile Banking System?Required Adjustments in Methodology: Becoming Client OrientedConcluding RemarksRoles of Governments (Central and Local), Donors and Private Players in Supporting the New Agricultural and Rural FinanceInvestment OpportunityContract FarmingTameer Bank's Experiences with Mobile BankingIncreasing Outreach Through Branchless BankingTypical Reservations Against Lending to FarmersReceivables-Backed FinanceAn Application to a Grant Competition in Central AmericaAre Agricultural Portfolio Guarantees an Appropriate Tool?Warehouse Receipt Finance Poverty ScorecardPortfolio Management and UnderwritingAgro-IndustriesRisk MitigationReaching the Client in Geographically Adverse Conditions: Can Outsourcing Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency?SystemAgro: Framework and Structural Aspects of Agricultural Insurance SystemsConcept of Structured FinanceApproaches to Risk Management in Agricultural FinanceFood Security and a Holistic Finance for Rural MarketsAgricultural Risks and Risk Management StrategiesModels of Private Sector VCFDefinitionsLoan Guarantee ProgramsBuilding a ScorecardInnovation: The Driving Force in All Development PhasesFood Which Is Never ProducedThe SAGCOTCorridors EstablishedValue ChainsRole for DonorsLaunch of Agro Loan ProductI: The Big Picture: Global Trends Affecting Agricultural FinanceSmall Farmer Participation in Value ChainsSupporting NetworksIncreased Importance of Value ChainsII: Institutional and Process Innovations in Serving Rural ClientsApplication of Structured Finance in Agricultural LendingAppendix 2: Features of a Hybrid Model of Agricultural MicrofinanceResults After Introducing the Dedicated Agro Loan ProductBranchless Banking: Different Types of PartnershipsProviding Financial Services to Remote Rural Areas: Specific Constraints and CostsPotential Impact of New Agricultural and Rural Finance and Role of Major StakeholdersBranchless Banking: Banks' Internal SolutionsBusting Agro-Lending Myths and Back to Banking Basics: A Case Study of AccessBank's Agricultural Lending
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