Organic Agriculture Financing Program 1

Program Title: Organic Agriculture Financing Program

Program Objectives:
* To provide and make available regular credit and other support mechanisms to improve productivity and income of farmers engaged or will engage in organic agriculture;
* To promote development of organic agriculture to enhance global competitiveness, environmental integrity, food security, increase productivity and alleviate poverty;
* To encourage the participation of millers/processors/producers and cooperatives as a ready market/buyer under this program.

Eligible Borrower-Conduit:
* SEC Registered financing company with at least 2 years profitable operations:
o Banks-thrift banks, rural banks, microfinance banks, cooperative banks
o Non-banks-NGOs, cooperatives, with at least 2 years lending and profitable operations

Eligible Sub-Borrowers: Individuals, partnership, corporation or cooperative duly registered with DTI/Securities and Exchange Commission or Cooperative Development Authority who own titled land or with tenurial arrangement on land suitable for planting to high-value commercial crops.

Loan Purpose:
* DBP to Borrower-Conduit – for relending to farmers/growers/ for organic crops production
* Borrower-Conduit to Sub-Borrower – Sub-loan shall be utilized to cover the cost of organic crops production including but not limited to the following:
o Land preparation
o Purchase of planting materials, fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
o Labor in planting, cultivation and other maintenance operations
o Irrigation and drainage
o Acquisition of farm machinery, equipment and tools
o Other purposes that contribute directly to increase productivity and maintenance of the plantation

Priority Crops for Financing:

High priority shall be given to:
* Organic rice
* Muscovado sugar
* Organic vegetables/processed organic vegetables (pickles, chunks, etc.) Other organic crops shall be considered on a case to case basis depending on its development impact on the sector.
* Eucheuma seaweeds
* Organic fruits/processed organic fruits (jams, purees, marmalades, figs, fries, catsup, fritters, cakes, juices, tableas, candies, dried fruits, etc.)
* Organic cereals, legumes, sweet pepper
* Organic root crops
* Culinary herbs
* Poultry meat & eggs
* Processed pork meat
* Beverages
* Honey
* Others

Minimum Risk Acceptance Criteria: The borrower-conduit should have existing or proposed lending program for organic agriculture project following the “Big Brother” scheme and similar arrangements where farmers/growers have existing purchase or contract or contract growing agreements with buyers.

Types of Facility:
* DBP to Borrower-Conduit – Clean Revolving Credit Line (CRCL)
* Borrower-Conduit to Sub-Borrower:
o Credit line – working capital for production
o Term Loan – to finance post harvest/facilities/processing requirement


Loan Amount:
* DBP to Borrower-Conduit – based on the amount established and proposed by the borrower-conduit

Borrower-Conduit to Sub-Borrower – based on the following:
o Incremental project cost
o Viability of the project

Interest Rates:
* DBP to Borrower-Conduit – minimum of 8% per annum
* Borrower-Conduit to Sub-Borrower – not more than 18% per annum

* DBP to Borrower-Conduit – not applicable
* Borrower-Conduit to Sub-Borrower – Repayment would be based on the project cash flow or payback period as determined by DBP but not to exceed 5 years inclusive of 3-year grace period

* DBP to Borrower-Conduit – not applicable
* Borrower-Conduit to Sub-Borrower – No equity requirement for organic crops production except for the project site

* DBP to Borrower-Conduit – loans should be secured by any or a combination of the following:
o Assignment of Real Estate Mortgage and/or Chattel Mortgage of sub-borrowers

* Borrower-Conduit to Sub-Borrower – the sub-loan shall be secured by any or a combination of the following:
o Real Estate Mortgage
o Chattel Mortgage
o SBGFC, Quedancor, and/or other government guarantee
o Crop Insurance
o Other types of collateral/securities acceptable to the borrower-conduit

Collateral/s/securities of sub-borrowers shall be assigned in favor of DBP.

Basic Requirements:
The borrower shall submit loan proposal together with the following documentary requirements to Microfinance Department and other lending units including Financial Institutions (wholesale banking) and RMCs/Branches:

* Letter of Intent
* Loan/project proposal/feasibility study
* Board Resolution authorizing the borrowing and designating authorized signatories for the loan
* Certificate of Registration/By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation/ Cooperation (or any equivalent documents)
* Customer Information Report (DBP Form)
* Confidential Information Sheet (DBP Form)
* Audited Financial Statements (last 3 years), if applicable
* Income Tax Returns (last 3 years), if applicable
* Other documents that maybe necessary in the loan evaluation

Other Conditions:
* DBP shall be the borrower’s official and principal depository bank.
* The average daily balance of the borrower’s deposit account shall not be less than 5% of the outstanding balance.
* Payment of amortization shall be through automatic debit of the borrower-conduit’s deposit account with DBP.
A crop production project shall be covered by crop insurance or any other equivalent instrument/coverage that will pave way to investment recovery during calamity, to be assigned in favor of DBP/borrower–conduit.

Contact Details:

Head Office: Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. cor. Makati Avenue, Makati City

Dulce Q. Ranosa
Senior Assistant Vice President
DBP-Head Office
5th Floor, DBP Building
Makati Ave. cor. Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Ext., 1200 Makati City
Direct Line : (632) 840.5356
Trunkline : (632) 818.9511 local 2557
Fax: (632) 894.4927

Eduardo Z. Rivera
Acting RMC Head/Asst. Vice President
RMC-Northeastern Luzon
2nd Floor, DBP Building
Osmena, National Highway
Ilagan, 3500 Isabela
Direct Line : (6378) 624.0877; 622.2273
Fax: (6378) 622.2272/2273

Perla S. Soleta
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC/Northwestern Luzon
2nd Floor, DBP Building
M. H. Del Pilar St.
2400 Dagupan City
Direct Line : (6375) 515.8937; 523.7836
Fax: (6375)

Ma. Teresita S. Tolentino
RMC Head/Vice President
RMC-Metro Manila
2nd Floor, DBP Building
Commonwealth Avenue
1121 Quezon City
Direct Line : (632) 920.4781; 920.4715
Fax: (632) 920.4776/920.4903

Herminio C. Catahan
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC-Central Luzon
Dona Isa Fel Building
Dolores, McArthur Highway
San Fernando City, 2000 Pampanga
Direct Line : (6345) 961.0003; 961.4782
Fax: (6345) 963.1231

Rolando N. Gordovez
RMC Head/Asst. Vice President
RMC-Southern Tagalog
2nd Floor, DBP Building
Merchan St., 4301 Lucena City
Direct Line : (6342) 373.1917; 373.4404
Fax: (6342) 373.4404

Abelardo L. Monarquia
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
3rd Floor, DBP Building
Quezon Avenue, 4500 Legaspi City
Direct Line : (6354) 472.4728; 472.4729
Fax: (6354) 472.4727

Rodelio L. Labit
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC-RMC Eastern Visayas
2nd Floor, DBP Building
Corner Zamora and Paterno Sts.
Tacloban City, 6500 Leyte
Direct Line : (6353) 325.2958 to 2960
Fax: (6353) 325.2961

Rosalio Dagondon
RMC Head/Vice President
RMC – Central Visayas
Mezzanine Floor, DBP Building
Osmena Blvd., 6000 Cebu City
Direct Line : (6332) 255.6310; 255.7410
Fax: (6332) 253.6951

Rosalio Melanie Pama
Acting RMC Head/ Asst. Vice President
RMC – Panay
Mezzanine Floor, DBP Building
I. Dela Rama St., 5000 Iloilo City
Direct Line : (6333) 336.6432; 337.6330
Fax: (6332) 335.7567

Ame Cris C. Toledo
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC – Negros
Mezzanine Floor, DBP Building
corner South Capital & Lacson Sts.
6100 Bacolod City
Direct Line : (632) 818.9511 local 2557
Fax: (632) 894.4927

Edgar N. Seronay
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC-Northern Mindanao
2nd Floor, DBP Building
Corrales Avenue cor. Tirso Neri St.
9000 Cagayan de Oro City
Direct Line : (6388) 231.4266; 309.4266
Fax: (6388) 723.316

Sisinio S. Narisma
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC-Northeastern Mindanao
J. C. Aquino Ave. corner J. Rosales
Avenue, 8600 Butuan City
Direct Line : (6385) 815.6036; 341.5136
Fax: (6385) 815.1627

Neogen M. Chavez
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC-Southern Mindanao
2nd Floor, DBP Building
Roxas Avenue, General Santos City
Direct Line : (6383) 552.2328; 552.4514
Fax: (6383) 301.1688

Fernando G. Lagahit
RMC Head/Sr. Asst. Vice President
RMC-Southeastern Mindanao
2nd Floor, DBP Building
C. M. Recto, 8000 Davao City
Direct Line : (6382) 221.2620; 222.3478
Fax: (6382) 221.2517

Catalina A. Marquez
RMC Head/Manager
RMC-Western Mindanao
DBP Building, Don P. Lorenzo St.
Port Area, 7000 Zamboanga City
Direct Line : (6362) 992.7865; 991.1316
Fax: (6362) 991.0359