With more than thirty years of experience in providing consulting services to the rural and agricultural sector, we possess unmatched understanding and expertise in this field. Originally, a consulting company for agribusinesses, we have founded our international operations on the firm belief that facilitating access to financial services for rural poor and small agricultural businesses offers an unequalled opportunity to foster economic growth in developing countries.
We use our in-depth knowledge of the agricultural sector and wide network of experts to tackle the specific challenges of rural finance through extensive range of services such as developing financing schemes along value chains; designing new products to respond to farmers’ demand in loans and insurance; as well as rolling-out innovative money transaction mechanisms in rural areas.
Our solid understanding of the agro business sector in Tajikistan, for instance, allowed us to advise financial institutions on the introduction of medium-term agricultural equipment loans. These partner financial institutions now use a specific loan appraisal tool from our services that consider previous cash flow movements of rural enterprises to better adapt the loan to the client’s repayment capacity. In fact, the financing of agricultural equipment, ranging from tractors to equipment for value-adding facilities, is fundamental in increasing the productivity of the Tajik agricultural sector.
AFC has implemented further projects on Agricultural and Rural Finance in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mauritania, Nepal, the Philippines, Romania, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.