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Agriculture Bulletins, November 2016


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Roundtable Discussion between the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia and Georgian Insurance Companies

pafai-press-releaseOn November 25, 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture and selected Georgian insurance companies attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the PAFAI (Promoting Access to Finance and Agri Insurance) project. The meeting was organized by Business & Finance Consulting (BFC) within the framework of the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO)-funded PAFAI project.
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APMA and Georgian Insurance Companies Make Exposure Visit to Spain

On October 18–21, 2016, the Agricultural Projects’ Management Agency (APMA) and Georgian insurance company representatives from Aldagi, GPI Holding, Ardi and IC Group visited Madrid, Spain for an exposure visit financed by PAFAI project. The exposure visit was organized by Business & Finance Consulting (BFC) within the framework of the project PAFAI (Promoting Access to Finance and Agri Insurance) funded by Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus (SCO).

The main aim of the visit was to study the model of the Spanish insurance market and adapt it for use in Georgia. Read on…

Navigating the pitfalls of agricultural value chain finance in Eurasia


Financing value chains seems deceptively simple, but don’t be deceived!

By Michael Kortenbusch, Zurich, September 27, 2016

What sounds good in theory does not always work in practice. Value chain finance is a prime example. The theory is simple: If each of the three parties involved—farmer, aggregator, and bank—gains a benefit, the scheme will be a win-win-win. Reality is different: Quite a few programmes that look promising on paper eventually fail to deliver on expectations. Read on…

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