The 4th Afraca Central banks forum

  • 14th October 2016
  • by secretary

13 – 14 October 2016. Accra, Ghana. The 4TH AFRACA Central Banks Forum 2016 is a key platform convening all Central Banks, Financial institutions and stakeholders to deliberate on policies and interventions in rural and agricultural finance in Africa.

A lot of advances have been made in the rural and agricultural finance space since the last AFRACA Central Banks Forum held in 2011 and 2014.

Guided by the theme – ‘Taking stock of gains and misses in extension of financial services to Rural and Agricultural communities in Africa’ the Forum is therefore meant to acknowledge, reflect and take stock of the developments that have since taken place-including policy issues, innovations as

well as new partnerships that could be explored, aimed at developing an inclusive financial sector in Africa.


The 5th World Congress on Agriculture and Rural Finance
Nov 24 – Nov 25 · Radison Blue Hotel · Dakar, Senegal

7-8 November 2016. Boosting agriculture through innovative public-private lending partnerships, the Blending4Ag conference will examine the largely untapped potential for using blending tools to leverage finance for agriculture, and particularly to unlock more private funding to develop agribusiness in the smallholder sector.

Focusing on practical aspects of blending finance for agriculture, the conference will seek to contribute to the knowledge base on how this can best be done. The event, which will bring together key stakeholders from agriculture, finance, public and private sectors, will investigate various blending schemes that are currently in operation and assess some of the principle challenges to developing this approach to galvanise better funding of small-scale agriculture in the future.