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The 450 Million Farmer Opportunity: Large-Scale Change Through Smallholder Finance

The 450 Million Farmer Opportunity: Large-Scale Change Through Smallholder Finance

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The 450 Million Farmer Opportunity: Large-Scale Change Through Smallholder Finance

 
 

Thu, April 10, 2014; 13:15 - 14:30
Location: SBS, Lecture Theatre 5

Consumer and producer needs continue to evolve, as does the business case for pursuing social, environmental, and quality standards. Yet can banks, investors, donors, NGOs, and companies rally to deploy capital and other critical tools, to unlock the power of smallholder farming enterprises—the backbone of production for many key commodities? Can market competitors become collaborators, in search of a greater win? Panelists and audience alike will explore financial innovations and partnerships to realize this opportunity.

 

SPEAKERS

Author and Speaker

Thomas Carroll

Director, Initiative for Smallholder Finance
Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Author and Speaker

Willy Foote

Founder and CEO
Root Capital

Speaker

Michael van den Berg

Fund Manager Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund
Triodos Bank

Speaker

Laura Mecagni

Head, Global Agriculture and Food Security Porgram
International Finance Corporation

Speaker

Sean De Cleene

Senior Vice President
Yara

 
  • Gerard Rego

    450M SMALLHOLDER FARMERS AND A $450 BILLION MARKET! IT’S ALL MOBILE, SENSORS, ANALYTICS AND MARKETPLACES

    GERARDJREGO POSTED ON DECEMBER 3, 2013

    After spending over five years in the agriculture cropcycle space building business models on the ground and understand the smallholder challenges to fair depth which has been a great learning. There are 450m smallholder farmers and Investing annual opportunity is $450 Billion dollar opportunity!

    http://gerardjrego.com/2013/12/03/450m-smallholder-farmers-and-a-450-billion-market-its-all-mobile/

 

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