Three new publications produced by the advisory platform fi-compass provide new insight in the flexible use of financial products as a potential solution to economic challenges during times of price volatility.
Such flexibility – combined with support under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) – would reduce risks for both farmers seeking finance and financial institutions providing it.
Specifically, the publications explore:
- ‘Flexi’ products, including financial intermediaries’ need and interest in these and case studies of implementation from various EU Member States;
- Financial Instrument providing flexible loans, including a study of existing practices in the French, Irish and Italian dairy sectors;
- Credit guarantee instruments and how these could improve farmers’ and agricultural enterprises’ access to finance.