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Financing Food Value Chain

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Published Date July 2018
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit
Accessed 9876
Pages 8
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Following an earlier policy brief that looks at various services in a food value chain, this policy brief delves deeper into one of them – financial services. The brief begins by describing a value chain example and identifying where and what types of financing are typically needed. It then discusses various financing instruments or financing structures that are used by financial services suppliers to grant financing. Finance structures usually vary depending on the risks they are trying to mitigate. The brief also reviews the challenges of getting finance, followed by discussion on risks and insurance in the food value chain and finally on policy implications.