PANEL 5


Agriculture provides livelihoods to many people in developing and emerging economies - especially those living in rural areas. Yet, accessing agricultural finance is often difficult for farmers, as the sector presents several challenges for financial institutions. Being locally based, member-owned organizations, Cooperative Financial Institutions are well-positioned to tackle some of these challenges and fill the existing financing gap. This session highlighted how various stakeholders can interact to finance agriculture, emphasizing the great potential of digitization.

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Background Note

TITLE

 CFIs and Agricultural Finance: Opportunities and Challenges

DATE

 10 November, 2021

TIME

 09:00 -10:30 AM ET

ORGANIZER

MASTER OF CEREMONY

CARLOS E. CUEVAS

Senior Consultant
World Bank Group

MODERATOR

DAVID GERBRANDS

Global Head Advisory Services
Rabo Partnerships

PANELISTS

GERARDO ALMAGUER

Chief Executive Officer
Développement international Desjardins (DID)

DANIEL HUBA

Vice President Enterprise Development
Mastercard