NICHE COCOA INDUSTRY LIMITED (FMO-53516)

Regions
  • Africa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Ghana
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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.
Borrower
Niche Cocoa Industry, Ltd.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 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 @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 23, 2018


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Project Description

According to FMO website, the funds aims to the construct a new cocoa liquor line, a cocoa bean warehouse and investments in resource efficiency. Cocoa is one of Ghana’s key agricultural products. This project will lead to increased cocoa processing in Ghana and result in more value being captured locally. Furthermore, the expansion will boost local job creation. Niche is actively supporting cocoa farmers through cooperation agreements it has with two cooperatives to purchase certified beans. The project is a sustainable and climate friendly investment because Niche is an UTZ certified processor and part of FMO’s funds will be applied for resource efficiency purposes.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism.