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This AgriFin Discussion Note summarizes credit risk management approaches of seven financial institutions in five countries - Armenia, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Mexico and Thailand. The institutions include state-owned FIs (that were traditionally the main...
This presentation was delivered by Allyn Lamb, Retired CEO, AgChoice, Farm Credit on September 23, 2014. Mr. Lamb discussed how financial institutions can manage agricultural lending risk on a portfolio basis. You will have the opportunity to...
AgriFin (September 2014) | Contributed by Allyn Lamb, Retired CEO, AgChoice Farm Credit. For an in-depth discussion of these principles, listen to a webinar presentation by Allyn here. Download PDF here. For additional information, please...
This note summarizes results and lessons learned from the ABM project, supporting the provision of financial services to smallholder farmers and other actors along key agricultural value chains in Madagascar. 
This note summarizes results and lessons learned from the BPR project, developed to support the establishment of an Agribusiness Finance department and strengthen the agribusiness finance and rural microfinance portfolio of BPR.
The Firm to Farm Finance Toolkit is a step-by-step toolkit developed by USAID with the goal of documenting, optimizing, and disseminating information about an innovative and promising commercial Rural Business Credit (RBC) model. 

This report summarizes the findings of research conducted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), including a list of good practices for new market entrants to consider,...

The Initiative for Smallholder Finance summarizes five opportunities for direct-to-farmer finance innovation, suggesting compelling new ways that direct-to-farmer finance...

An organization's borrowers should have available a wide variety of payment programs and loan terms. This document provides support for an organization to maximize service to its borrowers, while also maintaining prudent lending practices.
These guidelines emphasize the importance of developing appropriate procedures for implementing a credit scoring program and ensuring adequate quality control. 
The document demonstrates the importance of extending adequate and constructive credit, in accordance with regulations, under the definition of a sound loan. It will help establish credit documentation procedures and standards to ensure that the loan...
These guidelines support appropriate credit administration and credit documentation practices through specific procedures and actions.
This excel spreadsheet support an example of how you can establish an enterprise risk management rating key. Download and customize to your specific needs.

Yanith Chheng, Head of Credit at Amret Microfinance Institute, shares lessons from the bank's experience in designing and rolling out loan products for farmers. This includes developing...

Using examples from Mexico, Peru, and Honduras, this report demonstrates that financial institutions can often leverage value chain finance arrangements to mitigate risk and help small and medium producers capitalize on new opportunities to grow in the global...