We are pleased to announce that the next Cracking the Nut conference will take place in June 2018 and will focus on encouraging the uptake of new technologies for agriculture and access to finance, in a way that promotes resilience.  Connexus Corporation is working with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Chemonics International to organize a two-day learning event and technology fair, which will highlight the broad range of technologies and approaches available to mitigate and adapt to global changes related to rural and agricultural development.

The event will include a Technology Fair, where firms can showcase the latest innnovations and demonstrate how they can improve lives for smallholder farmers and the rural poor, increase incomes and reduce waste. By bringing together some of the leading experts in sustainable agriculture   from the private sector, governments, donors and development practitioners, we will identify ways to work together more efficiently and effectively to address global hunger and climate change. As always, the conference will benefit from an Advisory Committee, comprised of some of the top public and private sector change agents in agribusiness and technology development, finance, and investment, who will identify interesting speakers and panelists and will oversee a competitive selection of presenters for break-out sessions.

This two-day event brought together approximately 300 of the world’s leading industry thought leaders from private sector companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, and development practitioners to discuss “tough nuts” related to promoting agriculture technology adoption and resilience

Register for Agriculture Value Chain Finance Training

Connexus has revised its well known Agricultural Value Chain Finance Training to include a focus on urban food security including how finance can help strengthen rural to urban food value chains. In this participatory training, participants will also learn basic value chain concepts and how to assess risks and identify strategic opportunities to strengthen value chains. The training will be held on June 2018.

Save $100 when you register for both the Cracking the Nut 2018 conference and our Agricultural Value Chain Finance Training! We have limited spots for the training which fill up fast, so don’t wait and register now!


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This conference is organized by Connexus Corporation