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The Agricultural Finance course objective is to build the capacity of financial institutions to lend to agribusiness enterprises and expand their agribusiness loan portfolios. The course covers three main topics: agribusiness and agri-sector fundamentals, agribusiness credit analysis and agricultural value chain finance. At the end of the course, the participants will have a thorough understanding of agriculture sector and agribusiness units, understand the principles of developing value chain financial partnerships and apply the concepts of credit analysis through understanding agricultural risk management.

Target Group

The course targets agriculture finance practitioners from all kind of financial institutions, such as field staff (agribusiness relationship officers, loan analysts), mid-level management and any other staff involved in the agribusiness underwriting process.

Course Details

  • Rural and Agricultural Finance Overview
  • Basic Knowledge Useful in Agricultural Lending
  • Agricultural Loan Appraisal
  • Agricultural Lending Scoring Systems
  • Agricultural Value Chain Financing Models

Administrative Details

The tuition fee for the trainings is EUR 3,750 and it covers all training materials and full-board accommodation in single rooms for the duration of training including meals as well as transportation for site visits.

The Summer Academies are fully tuition based and not sponsored. Accordingly, participants have to cover the full costs of the training or find a sponsor. There are few scholarships available. (Please see Scholarship tab for details and register for our newsletter for more information).

The participant group will be selected based on complementary experiences and backgrounds.


Please note that we can offer the following discounts:

  • 10% for each institution sending more than one participant to a Summer Academy
  • 10% discount for alumni


The Summer Academy will be held at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Being one of the leading business schools in Germany and Europe, Frankfurt School offers modern facilities for an interactive senior training program. Our training rooms are equipped with the newest technology and the newest media to provide flexibility and quality in our training courses. We have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our guests and course participants, a good training environment, air quality and modern equipment.


The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.

Course Lecturer


Roxana Savescu

has 10 years banking sector experience in rural and SME lending as well as financial analysis. Mrs. Savescu is a University assistant professor at University Lucian Blaga in Sibiu, Romania. She participated in the process of developing and launch of new credit products for rural areas. Roxana has more than 20 years of experience in training and is an internationally renowned expert in agricultural finance.