Acriculture Credit Associations




Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association
39 Maliwan Mamsion,Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel : (662) 280-0195, 697-4359
 October 1974
APRACA pursues promotion of the efficiency and effectiveness of rural finance and access to financial services in order to broaden the target group.
-         Foster cooperation in improving and planning the financial arrangements for rural and agricultural development.
-         Establish among the members, machinery for systematic interchange of information on sustainable rural and agricultural financial services.
-         Encourage and assist in undertaking inter-country studies on matters of common interest in the field of rural finance, and publish and distribute such studies.
-         Organize and coordinate training programs on rural finance, and facilitate the exchange of personnel/experts among the members.
-         Provide services related to consultancy, research and publications in the field of rural finance.
-         Facilitate cooperation on rural finance projects between the members and donors, including assistance in preparing project proposals and implementing projects
-         IFAD-supported Regional Program of Accelerating the Financial Empowerment of Poor Rural Communities in Asia and the Pacific  through Rural Finance Innovations (Fin-Power Program)
-          Creation of Centers of Excellence, a designation bestowed by APRACA on a committed APRACA member institution, which jointly with APRACA, undertakes activities built around a specific thematic focus. Examples of thematic focuses are: risk management, information technology, linking bank with self-help groups, financially empowering women, etc.
2012 Events
-         Mini-Consultation on Drafting Grand Concept Note for the Proposal of Second Phase of IFAD Grant Program, January 25 – 26, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
-         18th  APRACA General Assembly and its Subsidiary Meetings, May 30 – June 1, 201, Siem Reap, Cambodia
-         APRACA-FAO Regional Workshop on Smallholder Livestock Production, Marketing and Finance in Asia Region, Two days in late August, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
-         APRACA-FAO-AFMA International Symposium on Marketing and Finance of the Organic Supply Chain, September 24 – 27, 2012, Seoul, Korea
-         62nd APRACA Executive Committee Meeting, December 2012, to be fixed later
-         Member since 1991
-         Member of Executive Committee since 1997
-         Twice hosting of general assembly and Ex-Com meetings in Tehran
-         Hosting of Project Appraisal Workshops for two consecutive years in Tehran and Babolsar
-         Development of APRACA Strategic Plan
Confédération Internationale du Crédit Agricole
Staubstrasse 1, CH-8038 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 291 05 75  Fax: +41 44 291 07 66   
CICA is a non-profit world-wide association of banks and other entities interested and involved in rural financial processes.
CICA's goals are:
-         to provide board members and top executives of associated institutions with updated knowledge for policy orientation;
-         to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences among them;
-         to stimulate their sensitivity and responsiveness for the improvement of financial processes in agriculture and the rural sector;
-         and, eventually, to bring about a positive impact also on public opinion, governments and specialized agencies.
-         Studying the key questions of the moment regarding the agricultural and food-processing economy on a global level;
-         Expanding their own thoughts and knowledge by studies and analyses focused on developments in the agricultural and rural sector and on its financing needs, as well as on adaptations and changes in banking activities as a result;
-         Updating their information on the big issues in the contemporary world of banking and financing which, in response to general demand, have started expanding the CICA’s field of analysis and exchange.
-         Research
-          Publications (articles, conference papers, periodicals, books)
-         Annual Meetings in collaboration with international organizations and other related associations
-         Executive Committee Meeting, Geneva, 27 January 2012
-         Central Committee Meeting, Berlin, 3-5 May, 2012 , in collaboration with DZ Banque
-         Member since 1992
-         Ex-member of Executive Committee
-         Participation in field visits, central committee meeting and events held by CICA
Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank
Saka Mehmet Sk., No: 33-39, Kat: 2,
 Sultanhamam-Eminönü 34116, İstanbul-Turkey
Tel: +90 212 526 51 26 – 526 51 27, Fax: +90 212 526 51 28
September 1987
To bring the societies of the region closer in economic and cultural ties in respect of Human Resource and Economic Development.
-         To educate, train, conduct R&D, provide consultancy services, develop the human resource factor in banking, the ethical factors in financial sector industry, develop related technical sector, innovative, intellectual and conceptual practices of banking, at the global contemporary benchmark level.
-         To develop the human resource factor in the contemporary skills, and management skills to achieve highest productivity for competitive advantage.
-         To create an environment of appreciation and of rewarding merit and recognization of competence and to institute awards regularly.
-         To create an environment for trade and business among the member bank customers for economic development.
-         To bring the countries of the region closer through trade, investment, culture, and other means of feasible activities considered relevant and necessary.
-         To develop expertise on all levels of development and investment banking activities.
-         To develop expertise in all aspect of small enterprises financing.
-         To foster all financial institution in the region into the ADFIMI network.
-         To induct ethics in all corporate and business practices of the members and institutions through training.
-          To act as the accreditation agency for certification and laying the criteria of good practices and quality education in financial sector industry.
-         Research and technical assistance
-          Publications (articles, conference papers, periodicals, books)
-         Holding of interactive courses, workshops, field visits, …
-         ADFIMI – UDBL Joint Seminar on “Application of Modes of Islamic Finance in Development Banking”, Kampala, 16 - 18 January 2012.
-         ADFIMI-SME BANK Malaysia joint International Development Forum 2011, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, February - March 2012
-         37th Annual IDB Group Meetings, Khartoum, Sudan, 31 March - 4 April 2012
-         54th ADFIMI Management Committee Meeting, Khartoum, Sudan, 31 March 2012(Tent.)
-         28th ADFIMI General Assembly, Khartoum, Sudan, 01 April 2012.(Tent)
-         ADFIMI – IDB Joint CEO Seminar, Khartoum, Sudan, 02 April 2012.(Tent)
-         Member since 2003
-         Member of Management Committee since 2004
-         Co-sponsorship to hold a meeting in Tehran: to be fixed later
Near East North Africa Rural and Agricultural Credit Association
C/O Agricultural Credit Corporation
P.O.Box 77 Amman, Jordan
Tel : +962 6 5668632 or 5661105 Fax: +962 6 5690816
December 1977
Establishment of strong foundation and guiding principle for sustained and effective development of agricultural credit systems and efficient agricultural credit institutions in the countries of the Region, that could assist in the promotion and acceleration of agricultural and rural development in the most desired and efficient manner
-         To stimulate cooperation in the fields of planning and development of financial services for rural development. 
-         To facilitate among its members systematic interchange of information and experiences. 
-         To encourage studies and organize specialized symposia to discuss issues of common interest in work functions and policies.
-         To coordinate and organize training program for upgrading agricultural credit and banking skills of the staff of member institutions.
-         Research and technical assistance
-          Publications (articles, conference papers, periodicals, books)
-         Holding of interactive courses, workshops, field visits, …
-         Providing opportunities for exchange of information and experience
-         Offering consultancy and advisory services
-         To be announced later
-         Member since 1992
-         Member of ExecutiveCommittee from 1996 to 2003
-         Co-sponsorship to hold a meeting in Tehran: to be fixed later
-         Holding an exchange program in 2009
Islamic Financial Services Board
3rd Floor, Block A, Bank Negara Malaysia Building, Jalan Dato'
Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Tel: + 603 2698 4248 Fax: +603 2698 4280
November 2002
The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is an international standard-setting organization that promotes and enhances the soundness and stability of the Islamic financial services industry by issuing global prudential standards and guiding principles for the industry, broadly defined to include banking, capital markets and insurance sectors.
-         To promote the development of a prudent and transparent Islamic financial services industry through introducing new, or adapting existing, international standards consistent with Shari`ah principles, and recommending these for adoption
-         To provide guidance on the effective supervision and regulation of institutions offering Islamic financial products and to develop for the Islamic financial services industry the criteria for identifying, measuring, managing and disclosing risks, taking into account international standards for valuation, income and expense calculation, and disclosure.
-         To liaise and cooperate with relevant organizations currently setting standards for the stability and the soundness of the international monetary and financial systems and those of the member countries.
-         To enhance and coordinate initiatives to develop instruments and procedures for efficient operations and risk management.
-         To encourage cooperation amongst member countries in developing the Islamic financial services industry.
-         To facilitate training and personnel development in skills in areas relevant to the effective regulation of the Islamic financial services industry and related markets.
-         To undertake research into, and publish studies and surveys on, the Islamic financial services industry.
-         To establish a database of Islamic banks, financial institutions and industry experts.
-         Preparation of standards and exposure drafts
-         Research and coordinates initiatives on industry related issues
-         Roundtables, seminars and conferences for regulators and industry stakeholders
-         Publications (articles, conference papers, periodicals, books)
-         Holding of interactive workshops, drafts hearings, …
-         Offering consultancy and advisory services
-         IFSB-FIS Workshop Series (Nigeria), 16-20, 2012, Nigeria
-         Seminar on Emerging Shari`ah Issues in Regulatory Capital and Risk Management in Islamic Banking, 17-18 January 2012
-         Workshop on Islamic Finance, 26 January 2012       
-         5th  Islamic Financial Stability Forum, 29 March 2012
-         9th Islamic Financial Services Board Summit - Global Financial Reforms : The Changing Regulatory Model and Islamic Finance, 15-17 May, 2012              
-         Seminar on the Role of Islamic Finance in the Development of Africa, 5-6 September 2012
-         Member since 2004
-         Observer Member
Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers
 September 1964
to  promote cooperation among insurance and reinsurance companies in Africa and Asia, through the regular exchange of information, expertise and the development of business relations.
-         to promote cooperation among insurance and reinsurance companies in Africa and Asia, through the regular exchange of information, expertise and the development of business relations.
1-     Seminars
2-     Meetings
3-     Awards
4-     Forum
5-     Educational action plan
EVENTS HELD IN 2011-2012
To be announced later
-         Ordinary member
-         Interaction with Agricultural Products Insurance Fund