Making Farming a Business: Financing for Agriculture – Rural Loans and Farm Finance

06. März 2017

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Agribusiness Alliance at the German Asia-Pacific Business Association are delighted to cordially invite you to a an expert meeting and discussion on “Making Farming a Business: Financing for Agriculture”. We are inviting agribusiness, associations and institutes from India and Germany to discuss with representatives from public and private financial institutions and the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Gol.

India is one of the world’s largest producers of food. Agriculture and food production continue to be the primary source of living for the majority of the Indian population. Investment in this important economic sector seems to be the biggest challenge for making agriculture a viable business opportunity.
India and Germany have a long-standing history of cooperation, also in the agriculture and food sector. Germany is India’s most important trade partner in the European Union, and it ranks amongst India’s top ten Foreign Direct Investors. Many German companies in the agribusiness are engaged in India – with a long term perspective and contributing to advancement of Indian farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs.

Financial inclusion of farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs and the rural population are the prerequisite for further advancement. We therefore invite you to discuss with eminent speakers about current opportunities, schemes and concepts for financing in agriculture – for making farming a business and for rural empowerment.

Mr. Ashwani Kumar, Joint Secretary Agriculture Machinery/Plant Protection, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, GoI (tbc):
Central government initiatives for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs
NABARD (tbd):
Promoting productivity enhancement through effective credit support and rural infrastructure development
Sami Khan, Operating Partner, Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt Ltd:
Improving farmer incomes through a holistic approach to agri value chain financing
Dennis Varghese, Head Agriculture and Rural Finance Initiatives, TATA Capital Ltd. (tbc):
Rural financing: Agri and allied business loans for farmers
Jay Singh, Managing Director, CLAAS Agricultural Machinery Pvt Ltd:
Technology transfer: financing opportunities for farm mechanization from the perspective of a manufacturer

The participation in the event is free of cost. Nevertheless, pre-registration is required to allow access to the Embassy. In order to do so, please find the registration form on the right side and send it completed to Ms. Monika Suri,

Please note, that the dress code of this event is business, the language is English.