Financial Literacy Training for Farmers in Yardimli and Bilesuvar


Financial Literacy Training for Farmers in Yardimli and Bilesuvar

AZAFF, a joint initiate of the EU and the EBRD, successfully conducted next 2 regional trainings on financial literacy for farmers in Lankaran and Aran economic regions of Azerbaijan.

The next 2 financial literacy trainings within the framework of Azerbaijan Agricultural Finance Facility – AZAFF have been organized in cooperation with the Agency of Agrarian Credit and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Republic in Yardimli and Bilesuvar regions on November 7, 2019 and on November 8, 2019 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 more than 40 farmers in total from both regions and surrounding areas participated in the financial literacy for farmer trainings.

The first Financial Literacy Training was conducted in Yardimli region on November 7, 2019. 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. İlgar Taghiyev and Mr. Rauf Aghayev delivered the half-day training in an interactive atmosphere and highlighted the importance of these kinds of training on improvement of family budget and relations with banks. Farmers received a booklet that summarizes the content of the training and includes monthly budget sheets and profitability analysis for activities.

ext training was conducted in Bilesuvar on November 8, 2019. Farmers emphasized the necessity of this kind of trainings and mentioned the importance of improvement of literacy in the regions.

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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