Agricultural and Fisheries (AFFP) Financing Program

Description

Pursuant to the 2013 General Appropriations Act,  P1.0 billion shall be used to implement a flexible credit facility for small farmers and fisherfolk who are registered in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), which is intended to serve as an alternative to the rigid and stringent credit facilities usually provided by banks. The funds will be channeled through Government Financial Institutions (GFIs) and cooperative banks. Of the P1.0 billion, P 550 million shall be administered by LANDBANK.

Objectives

  • Help increase the productive capacity of small farming and fishing households in the priority provinces, raise their income, and contribute to the attainment of food self-sufficiency.
  • To increase access of small farming and fishing households in the priority provinces to sustainable credit.
  • To broaden agricultural credit delivery system in the countryside particularly in geographic areas underserved by formal financing institutions.

Coverage

  • Six (6) provinces namely: Abra, Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga, Masbate, Romblon and other provinces which may be agreed upon with PCFC.

Eligible Borrowers

  • Non-ARB Small Farmers and Small Fisherfolk (NASFSF).

Eligibility Criteria

For Service Conduits:

  • With juridical personality (duly registered). For those that are not yet registered, registration documents shall be required as post-release requirement;
  • Farmers’ Associations or Cooperatives with members who are farmers/fisherfolk;
  • Operating within the target provinces.

For NASFSF:

  • Registered in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA);
  • Non-Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries;
  • Have no outstanding loan with any financing institution for the same project being applied for; and
  • With project/s (existing/proposed) whose income after all expenses will be enough to pay the loan amortizations.

Basic Policies

Available Credit Facility

  • Short Term Loan Line
  • Term Loan

 

Purpose

  • To finance the production costs of corn, high value crops, livestock/ poultry and fish production as well as the costs of processing and trading them.

 

  • To finance the acquisition of tools, equipment and machineries needed in producing/growing, processing and trading of crops, livestock/ poultry and fish.

Maximum Loanable Amount

  • Up to 80% of the total project cost but not to exceed       300,000 per borrower.

Interest Rate

  • Special Rate.

Repayment Term

  • Based on cash flow of the project which can be quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Collateral

  • Deed of Assignment of Promissory Notes.
  • Deed of Assignment of crop insurance proceeds.
  • Chattel mortgage on object of financing.

Other Features

  • The Service Conduit shall provide administrative support to the NASFSF.
  • The NASFSF shall be entitled to a special deposit product.