On November 2, Michael Kortenbusch, Managing Director of BFC, moderated the Innovations in Agricultural Finance panel at the Sanabel Conference 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco. The panel included Dinos Constantinou, Managing Partner of Microfinance Strategy, Bilel Rezgui Chief of Operations for ENDA Tamweel, and Koen Wasmus, Principal of Wasmus Consulting.
Michael was invited by the Sanad Fund for MSME to lead on this important topic, which covered the latest developments in agricultural finance engagement. The panel presented several practical tools which can help to increase the efficiency of credit analysis, manage credit risk, and reduce overall operational cost. Taken together, these tools will be pivotal in enabling financial institutions to feel confident in their investments and benefit from the many opportunities of providing credit to rural communities.
Typical farmer working a small plot of land in the Anti-Atlas mountains.