Though agriculture is the main pillar of Bangladesh’s economy it has not received the attention of the financial service providers as much as it deserves. The high level of risk involved with agricultural production is said to deter the financial institutions. As a result, the small and marginalized farmers, who happen to constitute the majority of the farmers, are particularly vulnerable to any unforeseen shock that might be caused by natural disasters or other problems. WAVE’s Agriculture Finance Program is meantto support these farmers with access to capital.
Where to Reach
The Agricultural Finance Program aims at sustainable development of the country’s agriculture sector. The program has two objectives:
Ensuring timely availability of finance and inputs to increase production of agricultural products with special emphasis on high-valued cash crops and livestock;
Enhancing the capacity of the farmers by imparting modern agro knowledge and technologies.
The Agricultural Finance Program works through three components namely Finance, Skill development training and Input supply and technology transfer.