Agriculture Ministry Starts Land-Poor Farmers’ Assistance Program

The Agriculture Ministry declared that this year’s program on assistance for land-poor farmers’ spring works will start from February 1st and will be completed in August. The budget for the 2014 program is 90 million Lari. 50 million Lari of which is allocated from the state budget, while 15 million lari will be provided by Rural and Agriculture Development Fund and the remaining sum will be provided from the funds of the Agriculture Projects Management Agency.

Why and How Rural Finance should “shed weight” to get more efficient

crackingthenutafricaBFC to present during “Cracking the Nut” Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on January 15, 2014: Michael Kortenbusch and Tatyana Dolgaya of BFC will deliver a 90 minute session on the topic: “The Microfinance Diet: How to Shed Weight and Improve Efficiency through Smarter Business Models” to a high profile audience during the forthcoming Cracking the Nut Conference. The session will show life examples of innovative business models that can make micro finance more efficient. (more…)