Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural & Agricultural Markets Amid Climate Change


The two-day learning event will focus on innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets amid global climate change. The conference will convene a melting pot of top industry leaders from financial institutions, donors, investors, private sector companies and development organizations. This year, the conference will explore the issue of climate change through three key learning tracks:

1. Strengthening Rural & Agricultural Infrastructure;

2. Expanding Financial Services to Rural Areas; and

3. Improving Agricultural Production.

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Proposal Information

The Cracking the Nut Advisory Committee invites interested persons to submit proposals to present at the Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural and Agricultural Markets Amid Climate Change conference. This conference's core themes for the breakout sessions are:

  • Strengthening Rural & Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Expanding Financial Services to Rural Areas
  • Improving Agricultural Production

All proposal submissions, English or French, should be emailed to [email protected] by 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, September 5, 2014 with "Cracking the Nut 2015: Proposal to Present" in the subject line. All proposals must align with at least one of the conference themes. Presenters may submit more than one proposal to present, but only one presentation per theme will be considered. All proposed presenters must have agreed to participate at the time of submission. 

For additional information regarding conference proposals, please contact Megan Montgomery at [email protected].