Cracking the Nut Conference 2016
The Cracking the Nut Conference is the premier, international learning event for sustainbly building the world's rural and agricultural markets. The flagship event, Cracking the Nut 2011, was held in June 2011, in Washington, DC, and focused on overcoming obstacles to rural and agricultural finance. Since 2011, the conference has been held annually, each focusing on improving and expanding rural and agricutlural markets.
Connexus is working with the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID and Catholic Relief Services to organize a two-day learning event, which will highlight changes being made to “regenerate” rural and agricultural market development and financial inclusion in developing countries. Based on findings of Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural and Agricultural Development Amid Climate Change, the conference will go beyond environmental conservation to regeneration and repair of natural resources upon which rural and agricultural communities depend.
The 2016 Conference will showcase competitively selected best practices through three focused themes: