Intermediary 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. They include; registered limited companies, partnerships, joint ventures, Cooperatives, and Commodity Exchanges.
Intermediaries will (i) disburse sub-loans and/or in-kind loans to their producers which are preferably organized under contract farming in out-grower schemes and/or (ii) finance processing plants directly beneficial to the local economy by enhancing the value addition capacity.
Direct Companies: Companies that include limited companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and Cooperatives in the agricultural value chain that are seeking capital to improve and expand their businesses.
The financing is provided directly to companies to finance for acquisition of raw materials, procurement of crop produce from farmers, acquisition of equipment and materials, and construction of warehouses and factory units.