FSDT Presents ‘The Gathering’

The Gathering is a one of a kind thought provoking series that triggers discussions on the future of the financial sector in Tanzania. Our fourth episode of the Gathering will deliberate on how the financial sector is mobilizing and deploying suitable capital for modernization, commercialization, and industrialization of agriculture in Tanzania.

The session will explore the following key areas

Local liquidity mobilization:

How can our financial system tap into local liquidity more efficiently? What tools and innovations are being put in place to attract more liquidity into the formal financial systems, and particularly for the agricultural related markets and sector?

Mobilizing longer term and affordable capital from new and existing base:
How are we mobilizing long term capital for agriculture related investments? How can banks and other financial sector actors play a more active role?

Innovations in financial products and services:
What are the innovative financial products, services, and solutions from FSPs for the purpose of agricultural modernization, commercialization, and industrialization that are able to overcome typical constraints in information asymmetry, poor market information, unregistered collateral, etc.?

Emerging financing models and collaborations:
What are the emerging collaborations, approaches, and business models that are facilitating suitable financial products, services, and solutions?

Policy in agricultural finance:
Where can policy help to further unlock capital mobilization for agriculture, financial product development and collaborations, and effective deployment of capital to farmers and agribusinesses for the purpose of modernization, commercialization, and industrialization?

Promoting Investment for Agriculture in Tanzania

Friday, February 16, 2018

Location: New Dodoma Hotel, Dodoma

17:30-18:00

Agenda

Registration, Food and Beverages

18:00 -18:05

Welcome to the Gathering

by Neema Mosha, FSDT

18:05 – 18:10

Welcome Note from FSDT

By Irene Mlola, Operations Director, FSDT

18:10 – 18:20

Introduction to the agenda and panelists

By Mwombeki Baregu, FSDT

18:20 – 19:20

Panel session

19:20 – 19:50

Comments and contributions from the floor

19:50 – 20:00

Vote of thanks, Guest

20:00

Closing and Networking

The Panelists

The Venue

The renovated New Dodoma Hotel is a botanical oasis and conference center located centrally in the midst of Tanzania’s bustling capital city, – just minutes from downtown Dodoma, Parliament Buildings, Train Station and Inter-City Bus Station.

Featuring multiple air-conditioned conference rooms, elegant bedrooms, Wi-Fi internet, garden courtyard, swimming pool and room service, The New Dodoma Hotel is the perfect destination for your stay. The renowned restaurants cater to all tastes, serving up a delicious variety of Barbeque, Chinese, Indian, Italian and continental dishes.

First erected by the Germans as a resting point for the Kaiser of Germany on his way to Ujiji – the oldest town in Central Tanzania, the New Dodoma Hotel stands as a landmark and historic site in Dodoma’s history. The hotel is 109 years old and was first erected by Germans in 1904 for the inauguration of the National Railway Line. The British later converted the Rest House to a Railway Hotel and the building still has some of the original fixtures.

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Contact: Victor Kyando | + 255 222 602873/5/6 | victor@fsdt.or.tz

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  • Ineke Bussemaker 

    CEO and Managing Director, NMB Plc

    Ms Bussemaker leads one of the top commercial banks in Tanzania and one of the top lenders to the agriculture sector in Tanzania through among others, its Agribusiness unit which deals with the provision of financial services to value chains of selected crops in subsectors of focus.

  • John Kyaruzi

    Executive Secretary, SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund:

    Dr Kyaruzi leads one of the most innovative funding vehicles in the agriculture sector in Tanzania with the potential to unlock capital flows to agriculture. The SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) is an independent public-private financing institution. The objective of CTF is to provide innovative financing solutions to catalyze private investments in commercially and financially viable agribusinesses. CTF has an initial capital base of $65 million that will be leveraged to crowd in further capital investment in agribusinesses and in agricultural value chains.

  • Albert Ngusaru

    Director of Treasury and Funding, Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB)

    Mr Ngusaru plays a central role in mobilization of capital for TADB and in turn for agriculture investments in Tanzania. TADB is a state-owned development finance institution (DFI) established to catalyze delivery of short, medium and long term finance for development of agriculture in Tanzania. As an apex bank, TADB facilitates capital for commercial banks and other financial institutions that are lending to farmers and the agricultural sector in Tanzania.

  • Nicomed Bohay

    Managing Director, Private Agriculture Sector Support (PASS)

    Mr Bohay is in charge of the main organization that is creating bridges between credit from the financial sector and farmers and agribusinesses in Tanzania. PASS is a credit guarantee facility established to stimulate investment and growth in commercial agriculture and related sectors. PASS works with a range of financial institutions and across various value chains in Tanzania to enable short and medium term financing.

  • Mwombeki Baregu

    Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance

    Mr Bohay is in charge of the main organization that is creating bridges between credit from the financial sector and farmers and agribusinesses in Tanzania. PASS is a credit guarantee facility established to stimulate investment and growth in commercial agriculture and related sectors. PASS works with a range of financial institutions and across various value chains in Tanzania to enable short and medium term financing.

  • Dr. Andrew E. Temu

    Dr. Andrew E. Temu (PhD) is a retired Professor from The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agri-business, Sokoine University of Agriculture, where he taught for 32 years. Andrew has in the past served as a trainer at The Horticulture Research Institute, Tengeru, Tanzania during late 1980s; as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for African Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign-USA in 1998/99 and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA from 2003 to 2005. He has also been a manager for the SADC Food Security Training Programme component that addressed Extension Workers human resource development in the 14 member countries. Andrew has extensive knowledge in the appraisal of agri-business projects and in agricultural finance, privatisation, divestiture of agricultural parastatals, private sector development and in the design, analysis and evaluation of agricultural policies and strategies. Andrew also has substantial experience in developing and directing rural development and policy management courses.

    Andrew has researched, published and provided consultancy services in a wide range of areas related to agricultural production, marketing, trade and rural development. Key thematic areas include: private agriculture sector development, performance of rural and agricultural financial institutions, agricultural marketing and value chain analyses, assessment of the emergence and trade performance of high value agricultural products in sub-Sahara Africa, innovations for linking farmers to markets and Aid for Trade in agriculture. Considering the significant role that aid plays in developing agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, Andrew has developed a special interest in research on the effectiveness of donor funded agricultural development programmes.

    Andrew is the Founding Chairman of Diligent Consulting Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) Trust, a board member of the Africa Guarantee Fund, a Board member of the Africa Agribusiness Academy, a board of the CRDB Microfinance Services Co,  a subsidiary of CRDB Bank PLC Ltd. Andrew has a BSc. in Agriculture from Sokoine University of Agriculture-Tanzania, a MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Reading University-UK, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from The London University-UK

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