RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL FINANCE IN A DIGITAL ERA
Module 1: Trends in digitizing rural finance
Look at global trends in digital rural finance and the various successful business models led by MNOs, banks and e-commerce.
Emilio Hernandez, CGAP
Module 2: Customer centricity
Explore techniques for improving the customer experience along the client journey when designing financial services for farming families.
Gerhard Coetzee, CGAP
Module 3: Market segmentation
Examine market segmentation, with special emphasis on developing ‘personas’ and on women in rural and agricultural livelihoods (WIRAL).
Jamie Anderson, CGAP
Module 4: Financing the smallest farming families
Examine approaches microlenders can adopt to manage risk in rural finance, with a special emphasis on female headed farming households.
Linda Jones, Consultant
Module 5: Innovations in digitalizing agricultural value chains
See recent innovations in the digitalization of value chain finance, including new business models and partnerships with agritech firms.
Massimo Pera, FAO
Module 6: Innovations in digitalizing smallholder finance
Explore recent innovations in the digitalization of supply chains; how these reduce costs and result in new business models.
Albert Boogaard, Rabo Partnerships
Module 7: Agricultural insurance
Review opportunities to provide insurance at scale for protecting smallholders from production risk and weather-related perils, with a special emphasis on digitalization.
Andrea Stoppa, Consultant
Module 8: AgriTech and E-Commerce Platforms
Explore e-commerce firms and agritechs that build rural service ecosystems: e-commerce, payment & financial transactions, agroclimatic data, agronomic advisory, insurance, and supplier companies.
Panos Varangis, IFC
Module 9: Green finance
Feature a panel that will speak to different dimensions of the challenge of ‘Green Finance’ in the small and microfinance arena.
Juan Buchenau, Consultant
Module 10: Public policies
Examine policies that enable digital rural finance, including G2P programs, agricultural subsidy policies, public-private collaboration for financial innovation.
Toshiaki Ono, Ajai Nair, World Bank