BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now

BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now

BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now - This is a federal government intervention fund aimed at increasing  the  limited capacity for processing and preservation of agricultural produce in the country which is being wasted due to low technology  capacity in processing and storage.

Federal government has therefore, through Bank of Industry (BOI) established a Cottage Agro-Processors (CAP) Fund to support the establishment of cottage agro processing plants that will produce food products and raw materials for industries within and outside the Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZs) across Nigeria.


BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now


BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now

Eligibility:

The Fund will be accessed by Limited Liability Companies, Enterprises and Cooperative Societies engaged in the processing of agricultural products either into finished food products or raw materials for industry or for the export market.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOI LOAN APPLICATION

These are:
  • Formal Application
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (Form CAC/BN/A1).
  • Business Plan
  • Valuation report on existing assets prepared by an accredited BOI valuer.
  • Value of equipment to be purchased from a BOI accredited supplier (including invoices).
  • Source(s) and value of raw materials to be purchased expressed in units.
  • Two (2) passport photographs of the Promoter (business owner)
  • Photocopy of the Current Tax Clearance Certificate of the Proprietor.
  • Means of Identification (i.e. International Passport or Driver’s License or National Identity Card) of the Proprietor.
  • Bank Statement of the Business Enterprise for six (6) months.
  • Declaration of Outstanding Liabilities to other Banks and Individuals.
  • Reference letter from a recognized traditional ruler or authorized Local Government Official.
  • Provision of a minimum of two (2) External Guarantors to guarantee the loan. The Guarantors must belong to any of the following categories:

  1. Senior Civil Servant (not below the rank of Assistant Director).
  2. Bankers (not below the level of Branch Manager), with minimum of 5 years in service with the Bank (current employer).
  3. Lawyers (SAN).
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BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now


Products/ Sectors supported by CAP Fund are these:

 Agric Products          Derivatives
1 Cassava        Cassava Flour, Chips, Starch, Garri, Fufu, Ethanol
2 Oil Palm       Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Kernel Cake.
3 Rice Paddy    Rice, Flour.
4 Groundnut    Groundnut Oil, Groundnut Cake
5 Yam              Yam Flour, Chips
6 Maize            Corn Flour, Starch, Livestock Feed.
7 Sorghum        Sorghum Flour, Syrup, Sorghum Brewers Grain.
8 Aquaculture    Smoked Fish, Fish Fillet.
9 Livestock       Leather Products, Poultry, Milk, Yoghurt, Butter.
10 Cocoa         Cake, Butter, Powder.
11 Shea nut      Shea Butter For Cosmestics, Confectionary And  Pharmaceuticals
12 Plaintain      Flour, Chips
13 Cashew        Cashew Nuts
14 Tomato         Tomato Paste, Tomato Ketchup

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WHY APPLY FOR BOI CAP FUND

If you are interested in this fund, you must show concern for the following:

  • Agriculture is the mainstay of the Nigerian economy
  • The sector enjoys the support of the federal government
  • Jobs creation and  wealth distribution

Cottage Agro-Processors (CAP) Fund Conditions:

For this fund these conditions apply:
  •  9% Interest rate
  •  N10 million single obligor limit
  • 5 years tenor (Inclusive of 6 months moratorium)
  • 1% processing fee (payment at approval)


Parties to the fund:

  1.  Bank of Industry
  2.  Partnering Bank
  3. The customer
  4. Accredited Equipment Suppliers and Valuers



BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now

The various parties Role

Bank of Industry

  • Provides the long term loan
  • Manages the fund
  • Equipment procured in BOIs name and revert to the customer upon liquidation


Partnering Bank

  • Provides working capital
  • Tripartite agreement with BOI and customer to sweep repayments to BOI

The customer

  • 10% equity contribution
  •  Select equipment from BOI accredited suppliers
  • 3-year equipment maintenance agreement with the supplier
  • Factory constructed for new project and modified for existing project Sign the Tripartite Agreement authorizing the Partnering Bank to sweep loan repayments into BOI’s account based on the Loan Amortization Schedule.
Accredited supplier

  • Supply, installation and commissioning of the equipment
  • 2-year warranty for the equipment
  • 3-years equipment maintenance agreement with the customer
  • Provide standard factory layout to accommodate the equipment to be supplied
  • Provide initial training for the customer on the operation of the equipment
  • If supplier is a fabricator, it must have Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) certificate

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BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now

Security arrangement:

  • Debenture over assets of the company or lien over the equipment
  • Deposit of 10% equity into designated BOI account
  • Personal guarantee of promoters
  • Two (2) external guarantors to be backed by notarized net-worth statement acceptable to BOI
  • Referral Letter from a recognized Traditional Ruler / Local Government Chairman or LG Secretary/ Imam / Priest
  • Domiciliation of sales proceeds with the selected/accredited SME friendly banks.


BOI Has Established A Cottage Agro-Processors Fund Apply Now

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