Innovative agricultural finance and risk management: Strengthening food production and trade in the transition region
Directions in Investment series - N. 7 - 2012
This report was prepared under the FAO/EBRD Cooperation. The publication looks into the issue of risk management in agricultural finance in transition countries and identifies effective ways for international finance institutions like the EBRD to adjust their investment portfolio in order to support the creation and development of agricultural finance and risk management products, mechanisms and institutions. These include pre- and post-harvest financing instruments, price risk management and the development of trading platforms. As a result of these advances, the entire agriculture supply chain could be reinforced so that it is more profitable and secure for all parties involved, and consequently food production could be substantially improved.