|Title||Value Chain Finance - Beyond microfinance for rural entrepreneurs|
|Content Language||English (en)|
|Date Of Publication||2010|
In this book the link between chain actors and financial institutions is described as a means to deepen financial services for value chains. Value chain finance aims to address perceived constraints and risks by providing innovative ways of delivering financial services to rural producers and agribusinesses.
Value chain finance as defined in this book needs to build on trust and strong relationships between chain actors and financial service providers. Parties need to know and understand each other, and this often requires a change of mindset, particularly with the banks but also with the microfinance institutions, producers and companies. All cases in the book underline the need for financial institutions to have a deep understanding of the realities in the chain and of the need for timely and flexible finance. Likewise, the chain actors need to understand the business realities and mentalities of banks and microfinance institutions looking at risk mitigation and cost coverage for their services.
|Publisher||Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)|
|Number of Pages||274 pp.|
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|Keywords|| VALUE CHAIN FINANCE, RURAL FINANCE, ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT|