Agri-RM (IFC-41634)

Countries
  • Madagascar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 25, 2019
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Borrower
AGRI RESOURCES MADAGASCAR S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.65 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 Jun 13, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 21, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the objective of the project is to provide an export pre-financing facility to Agri-Resources Madagascar SA for the purchasing and processing of vanilla beans for exports to international off takers.

The proposed investment is a US$ 2.65mn loan to Agri-Resources Madagascar for a short-term (1 year, renewable 2 times) export pre-financing backed by vanilla offtake contracts with reputable offtakers. Funds will be used to purchase and process vanilla. To ensure traceability of its supply, AgriRM is sourcing vanilla from 8 cooperatives, 1,000 farmers grouped in one association near Antalaha, and from 10 collectors. AgriRM is also producing its own vanilla on 3 leased land lots (12, 10, and 125 ha), in an agricultural area.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC, acting for its own account and in its capacity as implementing entity of the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), is considering investing up to $2.65m in a 3-year short-term export pre-financing facility with annual clean up.

Private Actors

Agri-RM started operations in 2015. It is a subsidiary of Monaco Resources Group (“MRG”). MRG is a global natural resources group with diversified activities whose headquarters are in Monaco.

Contact Information

Agri Resources Madagascar SA 
Matthieu Lougare 
Chief Executive Officer 
+ 261 32 05 618 74 
m.lougarre@agroresources.mc 
Route du stade, Ankoalabe, 206 Antalaha 
www.agri-spices.com 

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