FINAS 2024

Financing Agriculture Sustainably Conference
Positioning Kenya for Resilient Agricultural Enterprises

About the conference

The Financing Agriculture Sustainably Conference (FINAS 2024) brings together actors in the agricultural sector to engage on financing the sector and also on the appropriate models for funding agricultural activities. The landscape conversations will bring out challenges that will inform subsequent discussions with financing solution providers and beneficiaries. The discussions will include designing financing solutions to ensure relevance to the wide range of beneficiaries, and de-risking approaches for injecting capital such as blended financing.

The Conference Objectives

The conference seeks to:

Take stock of the country’s ongoing financing options for the agricultural sector, including bottlenecks
Propose ways of accurately determining the level of agricultural financing to inform effective policies
Align and propose agricultural financing for the public and private sector including preparing the agricultural sector for business with financing solution providers.
Where necessary, re-purpose financing approaches to suite the ecosystem and needs
Provide a one-stop shop where small, medium, and large agricultural enterprises can interact with financing solution providers.


Kiringai Kamau

CECM for Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries
Murang’a County

Dr. John Olwande

Research Fellow
Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development

Sheila Keino

Vice President of Development Cooperation
AFAP, Regional Manager for Sustain Africa in East and Southern Africa.

George Njoroge

Country Coordinator
Farm to Market Alliance (World Food Programme)

Carol Matiko

Principal & Research Director
Gmaurich Insights

Dr. Kiplimo Araap Lagat

County Executive Committee Member (CECM) Agriculture & Cooperative Development.
County Government of Nandi

Jonathan Kazungu

Farmer and Chairperson
Mibibo Cashew Farmer Co-operative, Kilifi County

Duncan Oyaro

Agriculture and Processing Finance Project Manager.

Leonard Kubok

Deputy Director Crop Resources Management
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development

George Macharia

General Manager
Food & Agriculture Banking, Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited

Gilbert Muthee, PhD

Director Agribusinesses and market Development
State Department for Agriculture

Moses Banda

Inclusive Finance Expert
Executive Office of the President

Conference Focus Areas

The Conference will focus on the following areas

Government’s priorities for agricultural progression: where is investment needed

De-risking Investment in Agriculture

Financing Transformation and Governmental Incentives and Frameworks

Technologies & Digitalization & Research

Private sector involvement and needs of SMEs and Financial Institutions

Leading from the Front, honoring commitments

Conference Approach

Pre Conference Dialogues

Post Conference Dialogues


  • Keynote Presentations and Expert Panel Discussions
  • Side Events and Exhibition

Conference outcomes

Actionable areas on how to improve agricultural financing –who, how, what, where.
A validated resource of agricultural financing landscape in Kenya
Proposals on improved policy environment to grow agricultural sector investment and financing
Alignment between the sector needs and public and private sector financing solutions
A structured forum where stakeholders in agricultural financing can meet and engage

Why Attend?

Get to know available financial solutions and requirements to assessments

Align financial policy to address the financing needs of the agricultural sector

Establish new market linkages and showcase their products and services

Further understand and prioritize needs in the agricultural sector that require support.

Who is attending?

This premier event will bring together over 500 delegates who play a role across the agricultural value chain ranging from: 

Policy makers in the National and County Governments
Development partners
Agricultural Technology service providers
Financial and Insurance institutions
Input suppliers

Also expected at the exhibitions will be over 5000 attendants comprising a wide variety of beneficiaries, both in the public and private sector and other actors seeking out financing solutions  to boost efficiency along the value chain.

How to Partner?

We are excited to offer various opportunities for your company or organization to participate in the event. We have different sponsorship tiers available, allowing you to increase your company or organization’s visibility among the agricultural sector stakeholders. Being a partner provides your organization the opportunity to be part of the conversation of Agri-Finance, showcase your thoughts and solutions geared toward investing in the sector to a vast audience, meet potential partners and also ensure a visible presence for your organization at this exciting conference.

Our Partners

Contact us

The financing Agriculture Sustainably Conference Secretariat,
Rootooba Limited

Food Crops Research Centre – Kabete, Off Waiyaki Way.

+254 717 782782 | +254 734 782782