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Who is our customer

Agronomika Finance Corporation (AFC) is a non-banking financial institution in the Philippines that was established by Kennemer Foods International in 2016. AFC will initially focus on providing loans to smallholder cacao farmers, both long term loans (for the establishment of new farms) and short term loans (to finance farm inputs).

What is our funding objective?

As a greenfield NBFI, AFC has made progress in introducing products and processes to support its cocoa farmer client-base with appropriate financial services. With these operations up and running, the next challenge is to position AFC for the future and to (a) make operations more sustainable by diversification into different sectors, and through development of alternative products in order to minimize concentration risks; and (b) to contribute to the success of their clients’ businesses and livelihoods, with the aim of reducing credit risk, by offering deposit products and insurance services. The aim of this project is to do so by deepening AFC’s organizational strategy.

Why do we fund this investment?

This project is highly aligned with FMO’s strategy as it will benefit rural farming communities that are presently under- or unbanked through the provision of credit and other financial services.

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Date Total FMO financing
12/23/2022 USD 2.00 MLN
Website customer/investment
Agribusiness, Food & Water
Effective date
End date
Total FMO financing
EUR 0.02 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)