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Who is our customer

Agronomika, a newly established agri-finance company that focuses on providing loans to smallholder cocoa farmers in the Philippines. Agronomika is part of Kennemer Foods, a Philippine company that sources and exports cocoa beans and that has a unique business model that supports smallholder farmers to set up their own cocoa farms. Kennemer Foods has created an end-to-end contract farming model that provides farmers with high quality planting material and technology, training on farming practices, and access to financing and markets. In just five years of operations, Kennemer has achieved significant scale, establishing a sourcing network of 10,000 Philippine farmers who stand to gain a sizeable increase in income when they invest in cocoa. By adopting modern technology, farmers can experience cocoa yields of four times the national average.

What is our funding objective?

Agronomika will receive a blended farmer finance facility, that consists of a long term loan from FMO (Massif-fund) which is supported by a first loss guarantee of IDH. Both FMO and IDH support Kennemer’s operations with technical assistance whereby IDH’s focus is on the farmer engagement model and FMO’s support is aimed at improving governance and risk management of Agronomika. The blended farmer finance facility will be utilized to provide microloans to farmers for long term investments in their cocoa farms. The facility is structured under the Smallholder Finance Facility, the cooperation between FMO and IDH (

Why do we fund this investment?

Via our facility smallholder farmers in rural Philippines will gain access to finance for investments in their cocoa farms, which offers an opportunity to improve their livelihoods significantly.

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1/30/2019 EUR 0.02 MLN
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