New professional postgraduate degree: IICA will provide support to the Agricultural and Environmental Finance Program of the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Agriculture
Buenos Aires, 19 July 2021 (IICA) – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will provide support for a new professional development postgraduate degree at the School of Agriculture of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA, Argentina), which offers an innovative program in biofinance. The courses will be virtual and will begin on 10 August.
The program is a unique academic opportunity at the regional level, combining modern developments in finance applied to agriculture and the environment within the new global technological, economic, social, political and environmental context.
The program is headed by Fernando Vilella, an agricultural engineer and director of the Bioeconomy Program at UBA’s School of Agriculture, and Gabriel Delgado, an agricultural economist and Doctor of Finance. The objective of the program is to provide solid instruction and the latest information on the principles that guide investment, financing and risk management decisions applied to agriculture and agrifood systems and the environment.
The program will begin on Tuesday, 10 August, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (ART) and will include 12 courses—three per month. The virtual program is designed for professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree.
Over 15 acclaimed instructors will teach the course content, in addition to eight top-ranked specialists, serving as guest instructors. For information on the cost or to register, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Agricultural and Environmental Finance Program promotes knowledge acquisition of both traditional and modern financial instruments in the agriculture and agrifood sector, financing strategies of emerging technologies and new instruments available to fund climate change and sustainable development.
Course topics include statistics and mathematics applied to finance; macroeconomy for financial decision making; classic fixed asset valuation models: theory and their application to agriculture; financial instruments for agriculture: banks and capital markets; futures, forwards and options; and comprehensive agricultural risk management.
Additional topics of analysis include startup financing; new digital technologies for commercial and financial management; the economy and finances for sustainable development; environmental financing: sources, actors and mechanisms; markets and thematic bonds; and an introduction to the bioeconomy. Strategic conversations with key stakeholders will also be part of the program.
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