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. (more…)