Rural finances under debate in Maputo, Mozambique in September

22 August 2012

The Mozambican capital, Maputo, from 12 to 14 September is due to host the 6th seminar on rural finance in Africa, entitled, “Provision of methodologies for effective rural finances for increasing productivity,” an official said in Maputo.

The event is organised by the Ministry for Planning and Development along with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Rural Finance Knowledge Management Partnership, the Swedish Cooperation Centre (CCS) and the International Cooperative Alliance (ACI).

The meeting is due to be attended by 170 delegates from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, representatives of IFAD and associated government institutions, international cooperation partners, coordinators of projects and programme, amongst others.

The seminar’s schedule includes visits to projects funded by IFAD and by private institutions in the districts of Namaacha, Boane, Moamba, Marracuene, and Manhiça, in Maputo province, in order to check on their levels of execution and the impact of the programmes on the local community.

Previous meetings took place in Uganda (2007), Madagascar (2008), Rwanda (2009), Zambia (2010) and Malawi (2011). (macauhub)