On July 22th, 2020, the Albanian Agribusiness Support Facility (AASF) in collaboration with Albanian Manufacturer Union, organized a webinar to present the participants with the “Guarantee Fund AASF and IPARD Schemes: More investment opportunities for agribusinesses in Albania”.


The Panelists, Ms. Adela Leka, AASF’s Deputy Team Leader, Mr. Ilir Pilku, AASF’s Senior Agriculture Expert and Mr. Arben Shkodra, Secretary General at Albanian Manufacturers Union, have provided the audience with substantial information and selected success stories about the technical assistance and financial support that AASF and IPARD Schemes provide to Albanian farmers and agribusinesses in recent years.


Furthermore, AASF experts and the Albanian Manufacturers Union presented key information and study cases, providing a panoramic overview of investment opportunities for agriculture.


The participants on this webinar such as, applicants of the IPARD schemes, AASF’s Partner Financial Institutions (PFIs) (Intesa SanPaolo, ProCredit Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, OTP Bank and Fondi Besa), and representatives from agriculture governmental institution, where presented with the financial opportunities and technical assistance that AASF program alongside with its PFIs, provide to potential IPARD clients.


IPARD grants or national schemes can cover up to 70% of the investment. While, AASF Program supports the PFIs through a guarantee fund for landing credit lines also to those agribusiness who for different reasons are not able to provide the full required collateral.


To see the full webinar video please visit the link https://lnkd.in/ghsQzb7 on our YouTube account.


The Albanian Agribusiness Support Facility – AASF, is a project funded and developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in cooperation and with support from the Government of Albania.