Financial Literacy Training for Farmers in Tovuz and Shamkir


Financial Literacy Training for Farmers in Tovuz and Shamkir

AZAFF, a joint initiate of the EU and the EBRD, successfully conducted next 2 regional trainings on financial literacy for farmers in Ganja-Gazakh economic region of Azerbaijan.

The next 2 financial literacy trainings within the framework of Azerbaijan Agricultural Finance Facility – AZAFF have been organized in cooperation with The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Republic in Tovuz and Shamkir regions on September 25, 2017 and on September 26, 2017 respectively.

Importance of planning, farm accountancy and bookkeeping in agriculture, basic characteristics of savings and loan products, roles and working principles of financial institutions, alternative financing options for farmers, tips for establishing a long-term and sustainable relationship with financial institutions, financial projections, need for external funding and timing, estimation of future cash flow and profitability (overall and per activity) are the main topics covered in the financial literacy trainings. These trainings received huge interest from the farmers and approximately 30 in total from both regions and surrounding areas participated in the financial literacy for farmers trainings.

The first Financial Literacy Training was conducted in Tovuz region on September 25, 2017. Ilgar Taghiyev, Key Agri-lenging expert of the project welcomed participants and gave short information about AZAFF project and introduced the project team to the farmers. Following his opening speech, Mr. Rauf Aghayev delivered the half-day training in an interactive atmosphere and highlighted the importance of these kind of trainings on improvement of family budget and relations with banks. Farmers received a booklet that summarizes the trainings content and includes monthly budget sheets and profitability analysis for activities.

Next training was conducted in Shamkir on September 26, 2017. Trainings provided farmers an incentive to keep their budget and make better and informed financial decisions. In both seminars problems and questions that farmers interested in were discussed.

At the end of the trainings, participant farmers were awarded with a participation certificate as well. Next financial literacy trainings for farmers within AZAFF will continue to be organized in the upcoming period.

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The technical assistance funds of the project are provided by the EU Neighborhood Investment Facility.

This project is financed by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The technical assistance services within the project are provided by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.