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The 2019 Cracking the Nut conference will focus on balancing public concerns for food security with private, market-based solutions. Connexus is working with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to organize this two‐day learning event, which will highlight how public and private sector initiatives can be leveraged to stimulate rural and agricultural development, in a way that improves food security.

Cracking the Nut 2019 will provide a demand‐driven, collaborative learning space where participants share experiences and best practices on innovative approaches to expanding agricultural production, increasing rural incomes and the poor’s access to nutritious food and clean water. This will include methodologies, strategies and tools;  networks  for  partnership and coordinated collaboration;  and  insights into the opportunities and threats facing  developing  countries today. English and French simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Applying a food systems lens, this two-day learning event will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in rural development, sustainable agriculture, water sanitation, health and nutrition, including representatives from the  private  sector, governments, donors and development practitioners to discuss the “tough nuts” related to food security, including the themes highlighted below.

 

Register for the Agriculture Value Chain Finance & Market Development Training

About the Training
Farmers, suppliers, processors, and buyers need access to finance to operate and develop their businesses. Also, microfinance institutions and banks often struggle to contain their risks and costs in financing agriculture. At the Agricultural Value Chain Finance & Market Development Training, you will learn about how to assess value chain market opportunities and develop commercially attractive financial services that meet the needs of the value chain actors (including small farmers), resulting in market growth and reduced risk.The training will take place after the Cracking the Nut 2019 conference in Dakar, Senegal October 16-17, 2019

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Who Should Attend 
Professionals involved in agricultural finance and/or agricultural development, including those in financial institutions, development organizations, donor agencies and governmental agencies

How to Register
If you are solely interested in attending the Ag Value Chain Finance & Market Development training, register here!
Those interested in both the conference and training, click “register”.

Our Partners

 

 

This conference is organized by Connexus Corporation