The Cracking the Nut Conference 2011 aimed at accelerating the impact of the world’s leading rural and agricultural development and finance leaders by uniting them in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large scale change. The conference is named "Cracking the Nut," as rural and agricultural finance have long been tough nuts to crack. This conference brought together practitioners, private sector professionals, policymakers, funders, educators, researchers, and other professionals, who work in the rural and agricultural finance sector.
Participants had the opportunity to learn about recent approaches to overcoming obstacles to rural and agricultural finance through the following core themes:
Cracking the Nut 2011 Publication
"Cracking the Nut 2011 was more practitioner based than any other conference I have attended and not just in the speakers selected but also in the structure of the program and the content of the sessions" -Kristi Ragan, DAI
Conference organized by Connexus - © 2016