To whom it may concern:
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
It give me a great pleasure to write a letter of recommendation in support of Mr David Jalil’s application for USDA Cohran Fellowship Program. I have known the applicant since 2009 as his supervisor-employer.
As far as David is a Deputy Director of Financial Department in charge of reviewing and developing overall strategy of OJSC “Bizbank”, it would be extremely useful for him to be acquainted with the best agricultural financing experience.
This is important because the Bank has largest exposure in Kirgizstan in agricultural sector, and in order to minimize risks of its activity a careful screening process of potential loan applications is vital. Moreover, taking into account joint efforts of both the Bank and Government of Kirgizistan to ensure food security for the country, we are interested if our highly qualified specialists could learn US experience in this area. By food security we mean not only self-sufficiency in terms of agricultural products but also further processing and marketing technology as well.
Of course productivity in agricultural sector is another matter that we would like Jalil could explore in US, how to utilize rationally water resources, combat pests, import modern machinery for mowing, growing, harvesting , etc.
We do believe that After successful completion of the program, the knowledge and experience of Jalil David will be utilized to develop recommendation on how to invest efficiently in agricultural sector and thus to increase our income, diversify loan portfolio in various subsectors of agriculture, formulation of new lending mechanisms relevant to rural farmers, and conduct training for branch managers on best international agricultural business practice. In addition, David Jalil will participate at negotiations with main stakeholders (government agencies, donors, NGO, farms, and micro-finance institutions) to convince them to increase financing in particular agricultural sectors
If you’d like to discuss his attributes in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Deputy Chairman of OJSC “Bizbank”