SOCIETE INTERNATIONALE DE PLANTATIONS D'HEVEAS (TRANCHE B) (AFDB-P-Z1-BB0-007)

Countries
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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
Mar 10, 2021
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Société Internationale de Plantations d'Hévéas (SIPH)
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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 17.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Aug 19, 2021


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Project Description

According to the bank website, the goal is to increase local processing capacity to reduce SIPH's dependence on external processing capacity, generally located in Asia. The project, which aims to transform rubber trees into natural rubber for export to international markets, will help to industrialise the West African rural areas concerned and to create zones of sustainable prosperity that actively foster the creation of wealth and employment for local communities, thereby limiting rural exodus.

The objective is to develop natural rubber processing capacity on the continent by processing the raw material locally to reduce the Group's dependency on external milling capacity generally located in Asia. The key investment components entail (i) increasing the capacity of processing natural rubber latex through construction of two plants in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana; and (ii) renewing ageing rubber trees and expanding plantations in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia.

Investment Description

Contact Information

private-sector@afdb.org

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