GIRSAL’s Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) supports financial institutions to enhance their knowledge and understanding of agriculture and agribusiness finance. It also strengthens their capacity to assess, structure and manage agribusiness loans. GIRSAL’s TAF is delivered through Capacity Building, Information Resources, and Direct Support.
A 3-module course aimed at building financial institutions, agricultural and agribusiness lending knowledge, and strengthening their capacity to assess, structure and manage loans to agribusinesses.
Modules 1 and 2 cover the agribusiness environment, value chains in Ghana, and agricultural loan appraisal techniques, and targets agriculture desk officers, relationship managers, credit risk officers and credit analysts. Module 3 covers agricultural loans portfolio management, insurance, and commodity finance and targets senior management and portfolio managers of financial institutions.
The course was jointly developed and rolled out in collaboration with the National Banking College with funding support from AGRA. It combines classroom learning, case studies and practical field trips.
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