Katalyst facilitated Edge Consulting Ltd to organise a Training of Trainers (ToT) on maize contract farming system and Dedicated Credit Line (DCL) in Rural Development Academy, Bogra during 17- 19 October, 2014.
The main purpose of this three day-long training was to increase the skill of these bank officials for facilitating loan developed for Maize contract farmers.
There were 35 participants in total from the banks at the training. Katalyst has been working with Agrani Bank and NCC Bank since 2011, in order to develop and pilot a collateral free agri-loan for maize contract farmers, addressing the constraint of access to finance at farmer level. The sessions were taken by Mr. Abdul Awal, Director, Edge Consulting Ltd. along with Mr. Mohammed Hossain Financial Consultant, Katalyst and Mr. Ahsan Habib, Director, Training, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management.