Agribusiness Financing? Attend this Information Session

Information Session
Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) and FAIRTRADE are organising an information meeting on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel from 8am to 12pm.

Kindly complete and email the Confirmation form (see download link below) if you wish to participate. Email completed form to:  aliou.dieng@db.com and e.akapire@fairtradeafrica.net

AATIF is an impact investment fund based in Luxemburg and providing patient debt financing to agribusinesses along the entire agricultural value chain in Sub Saharan Africa.

Kindly note that participation is for only interested agribusiness private companies. Participation is at no cost.

Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) Brief
The Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) is an innovative public private partnership dedicated to uplifting Africa’s food security potential. The fund aims to achieve this by supporting the growth of Africa’s food production, manufacturing, service provision and trade for the benefit of the population.

AATIF provides patient debt financing to agribusinesses along the entire agricultural value chain. The fund also has a complimentary Technical Assistance Facility that seeks to support both potential and/or existing investees to address various capacity issues such as governance, management and business systems and hence enable the growth of their businesses.

The fund’s priority investment region is Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the fund is open to consider investments from other countries in Africa.

AATIF’s target investments for the fund are:
¬ Direct Investment Companies: Companies active within the food production value chain that are seeking growth capital in agribusiness e.g. cooperatives, agro-processors, commercial farms etc.
¬ Financial Institutions: Financial institutions that have active agribusiness finance programs
¬ Intermediary Investment Companies: Agribusiness companies that work (in)directly with farmers either as suppliers of critical products and services to small scale farmers or as off-takers of their agricultural produce.

Salient features of type of investment and investment instruments:

Investment Eligibility Criteria:
¬ Stable financial performance after 3 years of exercise.
¬ Show impact: increase local income, accelerate employment, improve food security and provides funding (sub-loans) where the local financial sector underserves.
¬ Adequate risk management systems, governance structures and management capacity.
¬ Adheres to relevant social and environmental standards e.g. IFC Performance Standards.
¬ An equity ratio of 33% post AATIF investment for direct and intermediaries investees.
¬ For Financial Institutions, a maximum investment of the lesser of 10% of total assets and 20% total shareholder funds; based on latest figures

The typical investment process for AATIF is as shown below with historical timelines to financial close ranging between 8 weeks to 6+ months depending on type of investment and availability of relevant information.

Click to access and download the Confirmation Form–>Confirmation Form-Investment Financing Session_Agricinghana

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  14 comments for “Agribusiness Financing? Attend this Information Session

  1. Clement Atta Boateng
    September 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I have a 1000 acre land at Ejura in Ashanti region. We have planted 150 acre of cashew and 50 acre of mangoes all in stage of fruiting but due to lack of finance, we can not the maximum yield. The rest of the land can be use to cultivate maize, vegetables. We have six acre dam in the land to help us on the vegetables cultivation

    • agricinghana
      September 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Hi Clement, if you are in Accra or a representative of yours is in Accra, complete the Confirmation form and attend the Information breakfast meeting on accessing this fund to grow your farm business

    • Adele
      September 20, 2017 at 4:50 am

      Hi Clement please send me your contact details.

      • agricinghana
        September 20, 2017 at 5:22 am

        Kindly Call us through the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996. You may as well send us a mail at: Editor@agricinghana.com

    • Ebow Botsio
      September 27, 2017 at 8:47 am

      I am looking for partnership opportunity in agri business let’s talk.
      ebowbotsio@gmail.com

  2. Samuel Amoako
    September 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Hi, I am a co-founder of a startup agric company and we need funding.

    • agricinghana
      September 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Attend the information breakfast meeting and get the information you require. Remember to complete the Comfirmation form ( accessible on the news website), scan and email to the stated email contacts. You my call the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 if you need further clarification. Regards

  3. rev kwadwo Nkrumah
    September 21, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I’ve 320-acre/120 ha land at Adidwan, Mampong Municipal Assembly. I have planted 100-acre teak, 2-acre cashew, 2-acre mangoes, 2-acre plantain, 1-acre cassava, 20-acre maize, and 50-acre rice. Can I attend this meeting? And do I qualify for this agribusiness financing? Thank you.

    • agricinghana
      September 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

      hi Kwadwo, you need to attend this information breakfast meeting and get the necessary information to access the facility. Remember to complete the Comfirmation form, scan and email to the stated email contacts. You my call the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 if you need further clarification. Regards

  4. Rosemary Mawuli
    September 23, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Hello Agricinghana!

    Please, the formart in which this information was sent is rather not friendly! I have been working around it, soas to change it to word, fillin and send but have still not succeded! Most people these days,use their Mobile phones for a complete transation!

    Please, next time, make this form more frindly so that we can just fill it in and send without going through the hussle of printing and scaning. This may to some extent affect the turn-up! For instance, I stil lhave to try. I’m right now off in the field with no printer or scanner!!

    Thanks,

    • agricinghana
      September 24, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Sorry, unfortunately we are the conduit for the information relay and not the event organiser. We would have preferred a simpler form( editable pdf preferably). Simply print the form, fill it with pen, scan and email to the specified email addresses. Thanks

  5. Lydia Odamey
    September 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I have personal interest in agriculture and so want to attend this program to be enlightened

    • agricinghana
      September 24, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      You may attend. Kindly complete and email the confirmation form to the specified email addresses prior to your attendance. Thanks

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