The Working Group on Access to Capital: AACC’s WG in this area has been active on and off since the fall of ’07, and is especially well-constituted with Enterprise Fund/revolving Trust Fund veterans, with the Chairman recently elected to our AACC Board, with participation of leading Afghan businesspeople and including organizations like FSVC and others. It has produced a Concept Paper, recently submitted to Amb. Holbrooke, that deals with professionally deployed, publically-generated risk capital premiums provided to worthy enterprises by taking equity positions, or financing promising SMEs at the functional level of commitment. This WG is also developing a plan to create regional Ag development banks that can begin to provide farmers with at least some of the same benefits for their preferably value-added crops that are currently provided by the drug trade – seeds, money for growing the crops and guarantee of purchase at harvest time.
Chair / Coordinator:
Col. James L. Bullion (Ret'd.)
AACC Board of Directors Member
Former Director of TFBSO
Elected by Board of Directors Members of AACC as the Chair of AACC's Access to Capital Working Group on April 23, 2014.
Last Updated (Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:07)