CASA’s Agri-Business Breakthrough Webinar
Time: Wednesday 27 January from 12:00 to 13:00 GMT.
Theme: Understanding the "Underserved Middle"
The under-served middle in agriculture investing – What is it and why does it matter?
This webinar debates the impact potential of investing in the “under-served middle” versus investing in larger and better established agribusinesses, often referred to as elephants (read CASA’s paper on “Bridging demand and supply”). The discussion will feature the CASA research brief: The Underserved Middle: Defining excluded enterprises in agricultural value chains. Reflecting on financing gaps and needs, the discussion will draw on published data and market analysis to provide clarity to the investor community and their financing partners on opportunities for investing in SME agribusinesses sourcing from smallholder farmers.
This is the third webinar in the CASA's webinar series looking at the stronger, greener and fairer recovery of agri-business.
Panelists include: Louise Fox (Ex-Chief Economist, World Bank and USAID), Brian Milder (Founder and CEO, Aceli Africa), and Mat Hague (Research Technical Adviser, CASA).
Impact Investors; Development Finance Institutions; Commercial Lenders; Agri-Business companies; Investment Promotion Agencies; Agri-Business Experts; Donors NGOs & Think Tanks.
This webinar is held on Wednesday 27 January at 12-13:00 GMT.
Registration is free but mandatory.
CASA's vision is increased global investment in agribusiness which trade with smallholders in equitable commercial relationships, increasing smallholders' incomes and climate resilience. CASA is funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and delivered by a consortium of partners including NIRAS, CABI, TechnoServe and Swisscontact. You can learn more about the programme here.