Building the Armenian agrilending of tomorrow

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.

Life teaches us that even the best-made plans rarely go according to schedule and, more frequently than not, require us to adapt in order to succeed. This has been a guiding principle at BFC since our inception.
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Expanding access to finance in an age of mobile services

Expanding access to finance in an age of mobile services
The following is a repost blog originally published on the website of GIZ’s Microfinance in the MENA Region program.

Financial inclusion is a relatively new concept for the Middle East and it is a high priority for the Government of Jordan. With the rise of new technology, policymakers and the industry may have to re-think the role of traditional and digital ways to access financial services.

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Delivering results of the PAFAI Project

On April 28, 2017, Business and Finance Consulting organized the PAFAI (Promoting Access to Finance and Agri Insurance) project closing event. The representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus, Georgian insurance companies (Aldagi, GPI Holding, Ardi and IC Group), government institutions, non-governmental organizations and international development organizations attended the event.
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Georgian Representatives Make an Exposure Visit to Romania

A delegation of representatives from the Georgian government, microfinance institutions and agribusinesses made a visit to Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest in Romania between March 5 and March 9, 2017. The visit, organized by Business & Finance Consulting (BFC), took place within in the context of the PAFAI (Promoting Access to Finance and Agri Insurance) project, which is funded by the Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus (SCO).
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Rooting for Kale

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Have you heard the stories of a ‘wonder-vegetable’ that is easy to grow, delicious, and extraordinary healthy? It may sound too good to be true, but humans have actually been eating it for thousands of years. Meet Nero di Toscana, a legendary variety of kale.
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Trends in Agricultural Finance at the European Microfinance Week 2016

Michael Kortenbusch, Managing Director of Business & Finance Consulting (BFC), hosted a panel discussion on the trends in agricultural finance on November 17, 2016 as part of European Microfinance Week. Mr. Kortenbusch invited Ms. Mariel Mensink, Mr. Bart de Bruyne, Dr. Jonathan Agwe, and Ms. Patricia Richter to each give a brief presentation followed by a discussion regarding an aspect of agricultural finance. In particular, the panel discussed agricultural value chain financing, warehouse receipt lending, and agroinsurance.
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