Agriculture Finance & Insurance Course

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We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs. We use the highest quality learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our face to face calendar allows you to choose any classroom course of your choice to be delivered at any venue of your choice - offering you the ultimate in convenience and value for money.

June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
AFI12 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 166,000 | $2,200 Register
AFI12 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Pretoria, South Africa $4,400 Register
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June 2024

24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
KES 166,000 $2,200
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
I Want To See More Dates...

Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

Request Custom Schedule

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


Agriculture matters a lot for everyone on this planet: it provides affordable and healthy food, jobs and incomes for millions of people; its development is essential for environmental protection, poverty alleviation and in the context of climate change. Therefore, agriculture finance and insurance is a significant part of the agriculture sector. Farmers and agro-enterprises need loans, insurance, leasing and many other financial and insurance services to do well. Financial institutions seek qualified employees who understand the financial needs of farmers and agribusinesses, the dynamics of the agricultural sector and the role of finance and insurance in agricultural value chains.

This course covers a wide range of agriculture finance and insurance topics. Participants will gain a broad perspective on the concept of agricultural finance and insurance and acquire the necessary skills to design feasible operations, products and delivery channels. One focus of the course will be on lending and insuring to farmers and agribusinesses, in particular how to manage risks and costs along the entire loan cycle.


10 days


This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations, Stakeholders linked to agribusiness, Farmer based group, Food processors, Traders and intermediaries, Production Managers and Agribusiness stakeholders.

Course Level:


  • Basic knowledge of agriculture
  • Why agriculture matters
  • The agriculture finance and insurance systems
  • Credit management
  • Innovations in agricultural finance and insurance
  • Risk Management and agriculture insurance
  • Marketing and sales


  • Policy and Regulatory Interventions in Agriculture Finance
  • Insurance Product Development for Agriculture Insurance
  • Development of effective insurance products
  • Creating an enabling environment to mobilize agricultural finance
  • Strengthening of Relevant Institutions concerned with agriculture financing
  • Developing Innovative Products that addresses financing in agriculture.
  • Agriculture warehouse receipt financing frameworks
  • Alternative dispute mechanisms for contract farming
  • The contribution of agriculture subsidies on agriculture financing.
  • Building capacity of public financial institutions, to establish commodity exchanges, and to build capacity of MFIs
  • The role of financial cooperatives in the provision of financial services to smallholder farmers, rural MSMEs and households.
  • Agriculture value chain financing.
  • The role of mobile banking & payment platforms in enhancing access to finance and reduction in transaction costs
  • Ways of reducing operating costs in reaching to smallholder farmers and SME agribusinesses
  • Access to finance for women in agriculture
  • The use of digital financial instruments in agriculture
  • Financial solutions for “green” agricultural investments promoting resilience of agriculture to climate change and reduction of agriculture’s foot print on the environment.
  • Sources of agricultural credit
  • Cooperative Credit Organization
  • Problems in agricultural credit system
  • Strategies to support Agriculture finance and insurance
  • Agricultural financing and investment
  • Assessment process for building up a credit file
  • Process for approving a credit disbursement
  • Risk Management in Agriculture
  • Regulatory risk
  • Price risk
  • Production risk: weather (drought, floods, hail) and other natural risks
  • Crop Insurance
  • New and existing tools and policies for agriculture insurance
  • How to employ agricultural marketing at any venture
  • The kind of customers for agricultural marketing
  • Developing agricultural marketing campaigns

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training center or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +250 789 621 067 or mail [email protected] [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course date

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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