Monthly CASA Agri-Business Breakthrough Webinars
This series of webinars will feature evidence and analysis by the CASA programme and partners to support the commercialisation of agriculture in emerging markets across the developing world. The series is aimed at investors, investor supporting institutions and a range of groups that have a direct impact on the investor climate for agri-business. The topics and design of the series will: showcase solutions to the most common challenges in agri-business for inclusive growth and support investment facilitation in agriculture in emerging markets.
Each webinar will last one hour and take place on the last Wednesday of the month until 2024. The webinar will typically feature a combination of researchers and agri-business experts. Crucially, discussion will focus on actionable take-aways (‘breakthroughs’) for audience and panellists. The series will start with an extended focus on building better following the damage wrought by COVID-19.
Login details will be emailed out to registered attendees a few hours before each webinar.
Session 1: Stronger, Greener and Fairer Recovery: The Investment Response
12:00-13.00 GMT, 28 October 2020, featuring evidence on the impact of concessional finance and the role of government in agri-financing.
Session 2: Stronger, Greener and Fairer Recovery: Beyond the Deal
12:00-13.00 GMT, 25 November 2020; featuring reports on rethinking concessional finance and investor T/A.
Session 3: Stronger, Greener and Fairer Recovery: Understanding the ‘Underserved Middle’
12:00-13.00 GMT, 27 January 2021; features up-to-date analysis & calculations of the looming financing gap for producers.
Session 4: Commercializing Agriculture Portfolios
12:00-13.00 GMT, 24 February 2021; features trends & analysis from CASA’s review of FCDO investments.
Session 5: Making Inclusivity Work
12:00-13.00 GMT, 31 March 2021; features reports on working with Farmer Groups, including contract development.