CAFRAL Virtual Program on Lending to Agro-MSMEs

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Online CISCO WebEx


Agro-MSMEs, which operate in the intersection of Agriculture and MSME sectors, form many commercially viable and socially impactful value chains, seamlessly linking the rural with the urban sector. Again, Agro-MSMEs make immense contribution in addressing environmental challenges and climate change risk, and also hold promise for the development of the rural economy in a sustainable manner. 

Given its contribution to the GDP, exports and employment share, the sector’s health is crucial to the economy’s vitality and society’s well-being. To help actualize the sector’s true economic potential, various policy initiatives have been put in place. There is also scope for further innovations in agri-value chains, leveraging the use of technology. In this scenario, financing of Agro-MSMEs becomes a profitable proposition.


Considering the importance of the Agro-MSME sector to the economy and the country, it is imperative for senior officials in the financial sector to understand the various enablers in the form of policy and regulations available to this sector, technical aspects of Agro-MSME financing and the significant contribution which the sector can make to the profitability of financial intermediaries.  Sensitizing bankers to the importance of this crucial activity will accelerate and enhance penetration of growth to the interior areas. 

Program Highlights:

The Virtual Program will deal with the following:

  • Policy developments relating to Agriculture, MSMEs and Agro-MSMEs
  • Financing Agri-MSME value chains
  • Co-lending model for Agro-MSME financing
  • Green finance strategy in Agro-MSME lending
  • Leveraging Technology in Agro-MSME lending

Participants Profile

Senior Officials of Banks, FIs & NBFCs working in the areas of strategy, lending policy formulation, Credit Officers focussed on lending to Agro & MSME sector etc. Directors on the boards of Banks/FIs & NBFCs.

Rs. 20000/- + @18% GST
Program Description

Nomination Form

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Program Conditions

a) Program fee is payable before the program.
b) Nomination may be cancelled up to five days before the program.
c) Banks may depute another senior officer if the nominated officer cannot attend.
d)  Last date for filing nomination November 17, 2023.

Contact Details

C. Sankaranarayanan

Senior Program Director
+91-22-6897 0616/+91-8939900235 


For nominations related query, please contact program officer


Charulatha Ramesha
Program and Relationship Officer
6897 0609/+91-9049045810


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