Agricultural Credit Associations

Regional Agricultural Credit Associations (RACAs)


Main Activities of the RACAs include:

  • Technical Co-operation between Developing Country (TCDC) missions and study visits
  • Sub-regional training courses
  • National workshops
  • Staff exchange programmes
  • Study tours
  • Senior management workshops
  • Publications


Contact Addresses:

African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA)


P.O.Box 41378
Nairobi, KENYA
Tel: +254-2-222330
Fax: +254-2-227789
Secretary General: Mr. S. Ijioma

email contact: afraca@users.africaonline.co.ke

Countries that have banking institutions which are members of AFRACA include:
Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Asia Pacific Rural Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA)

Maliwan Mansion
Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200, THAILAND
Tel: +662-2800195
Fax:+662-2801524
Secretary General: Mr. Yong-Jin Kim

email contact: apraca@ksc15.th.com

Countries that have banking institutions which are members of APRACA include:
Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Peoples Republic of China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Republic of Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa.

Near East - North Africa Regional Agricultural Credit Association (NENARACA)

P.O. Box 77
Amman, JORDAN
Tel: +962-6-6611051/668632
Fax:+962-6-690816
Secretary General: Dr. M.R. Mustafa

email contact: nenaraca@nets.com.jo

Countries that have banking institutions which are members of NENARACA include: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.

In Latin America, FAO has also established close collaboration with the already existing

Association of Development Finance Institutions in Latin America (ALIDE).


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