FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS TO FOSTER CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN RURAL AREAS: THE CASE OF HAITI

29th August 2017, Parma (Italy)


"Agriculture is typically a challenging sector for the Microfinance world for a series of reasons:

  • there is the need of a solid investment in training of loan officers, and probably to dedicate some loan officers only to agricultural portfolio;
  • assessment and follow up are often more costly than ordinary loans, because of the technical competence that is needed to the loan officer, and because of the distances to be travelled to meet all the farmer clients;
  • loan cycles have to be adapted to crop cycles, making it almost impossible to have frequent installments and, on the contrary, needing grace periods and often single installment repayments;
  • agricultural production is vulnerable to climate instability, and also to price fluctuations"

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Find out more on the EAAE2017 Congress in Parma where Microfinanza Srl is holding the pre-congress symposia 


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20th July 2017, Kenya

Microfinanza's Expert filling survey questionnaire with merchands in the back of a truck
Microfinanza's Expert filling survey questionnaire with merchands in the back of a truck

14th EMN Annual Conference 2017 22nd - 23rd June. Venice, San Servolo island

The first 3 organizations signing the Venice Declaration the 23rd June were the italian: Alessandro Messina (Banca Etica), Giampietro Pizzo (RITMI), Andrea Limone (PerMicro) together with Elwin Groenelvelt (President of EMN)
The first 3 organizations signing the Venice Declaration the 23rd June were the italian: Alessandro Messina (Banca Etica), Giampietro Pizzo (RITMI), Andrea Limone (PerMicro) together with Elwin Groenelvelt (President of EMN)

Some picture from the three-days of conference in San Servolo

where Microfinanza Srl held the Committe #3 together with ILO and MFC:

"Financial education: Be a participant!"

 

and participated as RITMI's member to the Committee #10:

"Financial Education as a vehicle to add value to migrants and refugees’ economic and social capital"