CASHEW INVESTORS’ ACCESS TO FINANCE TO INCREASE THROUGH LAGOS WORKSHOP
Cashew investors’ access to finance to increase through Lagos workshop
A workshop aimed at promoting financial inclusion for investors and financiers in the cashew industry is holding Thursday July 14, in Lagos 2016.
The workshop is initiated by the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) and supported by the USAID Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport Project (NEXTT) and the USAID West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH).
Tagged ‘Access to Finance in the Cashew Value Chain Workshop’, the one day event brings together USAID WATIH specialists, cashew market experts, banks and financial institutions, and financial advisors to discuss current obstacles and potential pathways to increased access to finance in the cashew value chain. In particular, the programme will focus on methods for maximising the potential of the Nigerian cashew sector to attract investment and ensure competitiveness.
As part of ACA’s ongoing mission to promote the global competitiveness of the African cashew value chain, the workshop was conceptualised as a means to link the cashew sector to financial institutions and increase the bankability of cashew processors.
By ensuring that processors have access to the vital credit and working capital necessary to purchase Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN), ACA is fostering the long-term viability of the African cashew processing industry.
Presentations from leading Nigerian trade experts; panel discussions between investment professionals; and personalised 'Business-to-Business’ meetings with West Africa Trade Hub financial advisors, banks, and financial institutions will significantly enhance participant’s technical and strategic knowledge on accessing the financial opportunities for investment in the cashew value chain. With support from USAID WATIH, ACA has worked closely with NEXTT, the National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN),
ACA will also be holding the 2016 World Cashew Festival & Expo in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau from September 19-22, 2016.
For further details on the cashew workshop and festival , contact: (http://www.africancashewalliance.com/en/world-cashew-festival). ACA Communications Intern, Caitlin Erskine (+233 302 78 22 33), or send an email to email@example.com.