Earlier in the month of February, BDF approached various Financial Institutions to assess capacity building and technical assistance needs of financial institutions operating in the agricultural value chains supported by the PRICE program. The meetings helped to identify different actors in the sector and map out how these institutions are serving the agricultural value chain finance market through business, cooperation and coordination with beneficiaries and partners.
After these meetings/consultations, BDF is organized a validation workshop of the capacity building and technical assistance needs assessment for selected financial institutions operating in agricultural value chains mentioned above. So the invent that took place yesterday 28th February 2017 at Kigali Marriott Hotel was a VALIDATION WORSHOP FOR, where discussions were based on how best various intuitions can do more in providing capacity building and access to finance support to the agriculture sector especially in Horticulture value chain.
During the workshop, MINAGRI through SPIU-PRICE Program communicated about the available funds meant for the support of agriculture initiatives. BDF, Access to Finance and other institutions also had an opportunity to provide detailed explanations on the available resources and capacity building services that are in place.
Some of the institution that were present include; Access Bank, BPR, BK, BRD, COGEBANQUE, Duterimbere MicroFinance, Equity Bank, I&M Bank, RIM, Umwalimu SACCO, RBA, ACRE–Rwanda, PSD-AG, Icco Terrafina, AFR, SPIU/MINAGRI IFAD Price Project and BDF.