Presentation on theme: "Value chains and microfinance: what is the link? Calvin Miller – FAO, Moderator Hugo Couderé – Alterfin Michael de Groot – Rabobank Foundation Tom Rausch."— Presentation transcript:
Value chains and microfinance: what is the link? Calvin Miller – FAO, Moderator Hugo Couderé – Alterfin Michael de Groot – Rabobank Foundation Tom Rausch – Pride Africa/DrumNet Miriam Cherogony – IFAD Kenya
What is a Value Chain? The full range of activities required to bring a product or service from conception through the various stages of production and delivery to final consumer. A value chain includes all actors including producers, processors, suppliers, wholesalers and retailers and consumers. A value chain is defined by its particular consumer segment.
Defining Value Chain Finance Value chain finance – financial products and services flowing to and/or through a VC to address the needs of those involved in that chain, be it a need for finance, a need to secure sales, procure products, reduce risk and/or improve efficiency within the chain. Objectives: Align and structure financial products to fit the chain Reduce costs and risks of finance VCF Approach – to understand the value chain and its participant needs and structure finance and services to best address them.
Value Chain Business Models Producer-driven Buyer-driven Facilitator-driven Integrated For value chains and value chain financing, a business model refers to the drivers, processes and resources for the chain. Four types of business models:
VC Lessons and Links for Microfinance Understanding: the client the market the value chain partners Assessing: risks competitiveness relationships and processes rationale and needs for financing by those in the chain Structuring financial services: according to the business model and strengths of VC participants adapting and applying appropriate financial products and services combining products and payments to reduce cost and risk linking with complementary support services