How can MFIs and banks better serve agricultural clients?
Date: July 20-24, 2015
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Join us for a 4-day study tour in Cambodia to learn about innovative agricultural lending practices that can help financial institutions expand lending to a wide range of agricultural clients.
The World Bank's Agricultural Finance Support Facility (AgriFin) in cooperation with Amret, a leading microfinance institution in Cambodia, is inviting senior MFI professionals and bankers from around the world to participate in a study tour to learn about innovative agricultural lending practices in Cambodia.
Approximately 25 participants will have the opportunity to:
- learn about the agricultural lending operations of Amret, the loan products it offers for a wide range of clients, and processes and procedures that enable Amret to manage risk effectively;
- visit Amret's field offices and get a close look at farm operations managed by Amret's clients;
- examine how mobile banking enables Amret to increase penetration in rural areas and reach agricultural clients in a more cost-effective way; and
- engage and build professional relationships with a diverse range of international agriculture finance experts.
Who should participate?
The Study Tour is designed for MFIs and banks from outside Cambodia interested in expanding their agriculture finance business line. Participants should be experienced MFI professionals and bankers (lending, credit or risk managers) knowledgeable about agricultural lending and with an interest in learning more about this innovative lending products and services.
The study tour will be conducted in English, with translation where necessary during the field visits. All participants should be comfortable in English.
Deadline to register is June 30th, 2015. However, spaces for this event are limited and participants will be registered on a first come, first serve basis. We will review your application and email you a confirmation in due course.