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The second specialized webinar titled “Provision of Microfinance and Social Business of Grameen Bank” was held by SFIDA on Monday, November 28, 2022 with the presence of representatives of the government in the agricultural support funds for rural and nomadic women, natural resources funds, regional and county funds, as well as the CEO’s of these funds.
The speaker of this webinar was Gholam Morshed Mohammed, deputy general manager of Grameen Bank. He is currently in charge of the international cooperation Division.
While introducing Grameen Bank to the audience, the chairman of the board and the CEO of SFIDA announced their readiness for bilateral cooperation with this bank. For more detail, Please access the webinar presentation file in the link below.
According to the public relations and international affairs of SFIDA; Hossein Mahdi Doost was appointed as the new chairman of the board of directors and the CEO of SFIDA on 10/15/2022 by the order of the Minister of Jihad and Agriculture.
The induction ceremony of Hossein Mehdi Doost as the new chairman of the board of directors and the CEO of SFIDA was conducted before Ali Hayek, Advisor to the Minister and Director General of the Ministry, Hooshang Mohammadi, Deputy Minister, Development of Management and Resources, Janali Behzadnesb, former Chairman and CEO of SFIDA, members of the Board, directors and consultants of the SFIDA on 10/15/2022 at the SFIDA headquarter.
A webinar entitled “Grameen Bank Service Model” by the SFIDA with the presence of the CEOs of the provincial and specialized agricultural sector support companies and also the representatives of the government in these funds and other specialized units including Women’s affairs office, rural cooperative, research institute, etc. were held on Monday, October 10, 2022.
The speaker of the webinar was Golam Morshed Mohammed, deputy general manager of Grameen Bank. He is currently in charge of the international cooperation Division.
While emphasizing that Grameen Bank is a specialized bank providing services to the poor community and is not an NGO in any way, he explained that the bank was founded based on a field study in a village called Jobra, and in 1983, its headquarters was inaugurated in Tangail, 100 KM out of the capital city, Dhaka.
For more detail, Please access the webinar presentation file in the link below.
According to the report of public relations and international affairs of SFIDA, webinar was held on June 27, 2022 before managers of SFIDA, managing directors of support the development of the agricultural sector at the provincial and specialized-product (national) levels, Planning Research Institute, Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
In these presentations, along with how to provide financial resources for agricultural and rural activities and the government’s support for rural and agricultural activities, introducing the “National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) of India” which is the most important bank regarding the agricultural and rural development of India was discussed.
It is an excellent regulatory for general regulation and monitoring of the functioning of regional rural banks and cooperative banks in India.
Below is the presentation file of Mr. D. V. Deshpande:
To address the message of Supreme leader, Ayat-ul allah Kahmenei’s for the new year, SFIDA welcomes the new ideas on agriculture development.
The CEO and chair of SFIDA highlighted that SFIDA is planning and taking the necessary measures to use the capacity of the company’s memorandum of cooperation signed with the Vice President for Science and Technology in the field of knowledge-based companies in order to support agri-businesses, especially knowledge-based activities. He called for ideas on knowledge-based targeting support for contract farming, support for the completion of value and production chains in the agriculture sector, and the strengthening and expansion of investment, especially in the agro-based industries. For more details please brows the following link
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On the occasion on Supreme leader, Ayat-ul allah Kahmenei’s message for the new year, the Ministry of Agriculture-Jahad calls for new ideas on developing the agriculture and addressing the problems and challenges of this sector. The ministry invites the scientists, experts and professionals especially from the knowledge-based companies to provide their proposals on the new technologies and ideas for this sector. For more details please brows the following link
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I am very pleased to say that in 1400, as in previous years, with the valuable efforts of my colleagues at SFIDA the comprehensive development of funds to support the development of the agriculture sector and their services to shareholders was made possible. Certainly, the development of these funds will be a suitable and efficient platform for the development and completion of value chains in the agricultural sector and ensuring food security in the country.
“While appreciating your efforts in year 1400, I pray Almighty Allah for the happiness, health and eternal pride of you and your family.”
The optimal use of capacities, facilities and resources of both parties for synergy in the implementation of agricultural transformation programs with the new approach of the ASIDA is emphasized by the MOU.
MOU states that the level of coverage and the number of funds will be increased through the formation of new Funds at the national and regional levels or the coverage expansion by establishing new Funds in the urban areas of which the government’s share capital will be provided by deputy. Also, the number of shareholders and the capital of the Funds and payment facilities should be developed and the distribution of financial resources of the government agencies should be done more.
The Deputy Minister of Planning and Economy also pledged to: follow up to remove obstacles and facilitate the processes needed to implement the agricultural transformation program with a new approach, support and finance the government’s share in forming and increasing the capital of Funds in order to fulfill the commitments of SFIDA. From all the programs of the SFIDA and following up and supporting the hand over the activities related to the Ministry of Agriculture-Jahad to the Funds, cooperating and supporting the conclusion of contracts with support loops for contract agriculture in the form of value chain and creating an intelligent system to receive performance reports from Fund to support the development of investment in the agricultural sector.
Dr. Yasmin Saadat, retired from IFC, World Bank was the speaker to the CEOs of Funds from the all province of the country and directors of SFIDA.
She briefed about the agricultural Value Chain, Warehouse Receipt Financing (WRF), different warehouse including private, field and public warehouse, enabling legal framework, Structured Trade Finance, IFC’s Global Warehouse Finance Program, Risk mitigation, Transaction Structure and secured structure, Required Capital, Insurance and Financial Performance Guarantee, Security Package and Legal Enforceability, Secured offshore Structure, and etc.
The full presentation file is available with the following link.
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“International webinars can strengthen the relationship of SFIDA and its FUNDS with international organizations”
“This webinar on investment and development in the agricultural sector, entitled ‘Experiences of the National Program of My Home, My Farm in Bangladesh’, focuses on Micro capital saving and can be an example of specialized meetings that lead to Increase cooperation between international funds and institutions, He added.
Mihir Kanti Majumder, Ph.D., former Chairman, Palli Shanchay Bank (Rural saving Bank), was the key speaker and briefed about the followings:
1. The rich natural resources of Bangladesh which considered as Environment Capital
2. Different type of capitals which poor people are only rich in Social Capital
3. Traditional Family farming which was less productive because of inadequate skills as well as inappropriate technology.
4. Micro-savings concept & its Practice in Bangladesh changed from “saving one fist of rice in earthen pots before cooking of meals daily and keeping coins/currency notes under the mattress” to “Mobile banking, agent banking, School Banking and modern saving”.
5. Hindrance of Micro-savings Practices: Poor people have less income and they can’t save
6. Concept of Amar Bari Amar Khamar (My House My Farm): Promote Micro-savings practices
The power point file is attached here for more information.
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