Agrotec III (IFC-40605)

  • Paraguay
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 30, 2018
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 27, 2018

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Project Description

The Project consists of providing Agrotec an up to $20 million one year loan facility (the “Facility”) with up to four renewable tranches, and a long term facility of up to US$5 million to support the working capital needs of the Company.

Investment Description

According to the bank, Agrotec S.A. (“Agrotec” or “the Company”) is one of Paraguay’s leading crop input distributor and agronomy services company operating since 1990. Agrotec offers a “one-stop shop” to more than 800 client farmers, providing seeds, fertilizers, agrochemicals, technical support, storage and logistic services, pre-harvest financing, as well as commercialization of the grains of its farmer client base. The Company’s strategy is to develop strong relationships with farmers providing integral agronomic services from sowing planning and advice, through the provision of seeds, nutrition integration and crop protection. Agrotec operates 13 Regional Distribution Centers (“RDCs”), including its headquarters in Ciudad del Este. They arelocated near the major crop regions of Paraguay to guarantee a rapid delivery of inputs and efficient customer service to its clients.

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Contact Information

For inquiries about the project, contact: 

Agrotec SA 
Alcides Farina 
061 571 900 
Km. 4 - Supercarretera a Hernandarias Ciudad del Este, Alto Paraná – Paraguay 


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