The USAID-funded Regional Agricultural Development Program, East (RADP-E) in Afghanistan is a five-year project designed to support sustainable agriculture-led economic growth in eight target provinces of Eastern Afghanistan. Through RADP-E, in February, Crimson designed and implemented a training of trainers (ToT) course on Agricultural Value Chain Finance (AVCF), including the business case for AVCF; AVCF financial products and instruments; Risk Management; and Costs & Returns. Credit officers from 17 Partner Financial Institutions actively participated in the ToT program. Crimson also presented the business case for AVCF at RADP-E’s Value Chain Finance Workshop (February 19, 2021), which was designed for financial institutions with an interest in agricultural lending and rural finance.
Crimson’s support to RADP-E is provided under a subcontract to DAI.