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We provide short and long term financing for working capital, export sales, and investments that enable our clients to grow, renew, innovate and protect against climate change.

Investment products

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Trade Finance Loans

Objective

provides the capital needed to purchase produce at harvest time

Tenor

short-term loans (up to 12 months)

Guarantee

sales contracts (with reputable importers) utilizing payment triangulation for financed contracts

Min. loan

150,000 USD

Max. loan

3,000,000 USD

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Working Capital Loans

Objective

short term financing of operational and pre-harvest activities

Tenor

short-term loans (up to 12 months)

Guarantee

standard collateral and securities are acceptable.

Min. loan

150,000 USD

Max. loan

3,000,000 USD

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Long Term Loans

Objective

long term financing of investments in innovative and/or sustainable technologies, climate smart adaptations, and crop improvements & renovations. This includes equipment and machinery, rehabilitation, expansion or renovation of cultivations, infrastructure, etc.

Tenor

up to 60 months

Repayment terms

flexible: semestral or annual repayment of capital, based on the investee’s needs. Up to 12 months grace period

Guarantee

Standard collateral and securities are acceptable, must be valued at 140%+ of loan value

Min. loan

150,000 USD

Max. loan

3,000,000 USD

Eligibility criteria

You are eligible to apply for a FAF loan if you:

Agricultural SMEs

  • Source a majority of your sales from smallholder farmers
  • Are certified Fair Trade or have one of the other accepted sustainability certifications (link to investment approach) OR source from suppliers that are certified
  • Have been operational for 3 or more years
  • Have a positive EBTIDA for 3 or more years (at least on average)
  • Have financial projections showing a positive EBITDA on average over the next 12 months
  • Have audited financial statements or committ to becoming audited as a result of working with FAF

Agricultural MFIs

  • Primarily focused on rural and/or agricultural financing activities for smallholders farmers
  • Owned by smallholder farmers and/or able to demonstrate linkage to certified agricultural producer organizations and/or activities
  • Have been operational for 3 or more years
  • Have a positive EBTIDA for 3 or more years (at least on average)
  • Have financial projections showing a positive EBITDA on average over the next 12 months
  • Have audited financial statements

Agricultural Producer Organization

  • Are certified Fair Trade or have one of the other sustainability certifications (link to investment approach) OR are in the process of becoming certified OR produce food-security focused crops for sale in local markets
  • Are legally registered as a producer organization (Association or Cooperative)
  • Have a focus on smallholder farmers (majority of members have < 5 ha on avg.)
  • Have been operational for 3 or more years
  • Have a positive EBTIDA for 3 or more years (at least on average)
  • Have financial projections showing a positive EBITDA on average over the next 12 months
  • Have audited financial statements or committ to becoming audited as a result of working with FAF