During February and March 2019, “Albanian Agribusiness Support Facility” introduced the AASF Agricultural Tech Cards guide to the Partnering Financial Institutions (PFIs). The Tech Cards can be an effective tool to strengthen agriculture related financial analysis at the PFIs, providing financial reference values for more than 40 important agricultural commodities in Albania. This can accelerate the financial analysis and loan approval process at the PFIs.
AASF delivered training sessions in Tirana, Korca, Berat, Vlora and Fier in collaboration with Intesa San Paolo, Societe Generale Bank and Fondi BESA. In total, more than 60 bank officials, including senior management staff of credit risks and sales operations and loan officers participated in the trainings. AASF introduced the Tech Card features and simulated business cases of practical use of the Tech Cards in daily banking operations of agriculture related financial analysis and credit risk assessment.