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Training on value chain Financing in Agriculture, relevance of South African experience to Africa.

As you will know there is a large demand for agricultural finance as farmers, suppliers, processors and buyers need access to finance to operate and develop their businesses. However, on the supply side, bankers often struggle to contain their risks and costs in financing agriculture which results in a large gap in adequate financing. 

The Programme is 10 days and I am glad to also tell you that your team members will also be able to do Onsite field visits to Agriparks one of the success stories in Agriculture Value Chain Financing in Africa. An Agri-park is a networked innovation system by the ministry of Rural development and Land Reform, it’s a system of Agro-production, processing, logistics, marketing, training and extension services, located in a District Municipality. As a network, it enables a market-driven combination and integration of various agricultural activities and rural transformation services.

The Training is also supported by John Deere who are market leaders in Agricultural equipment and Agriculture Asset Finance. You will gain valuable practical experience from this training as it will comprise of*practical knowledge, Case Studies from rest of Africa, and Onsite Agripark Field Visits*, this will also be an opportunity to create long term relationship with the ministry of Rural development and Land Reform, the ministry behind the Agriparks innovation, as CTS we will be facilitating these relationships for your team members. 

The training is taking place in Johannesburg at the Palazzo Hotel from the *27**th** of November -08 December 2017*.

Please be kind to nominate your team members to attend, complete registration forms and email back to us as soon as possible.

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