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Barry Callebaut Cote d'Ivoire RSF
Summary of Investment Information

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Project number 36210
RegionSub-Saharan Africa
Cote D'Ivoire
SectorA-AD - Coffee, Cocoa, Tea
Environmental categoryA
Date SPI disclosedFebruary 2, 2016
Projected board dateMarch 31, 2016
Previous EventsSigned: June 27, 2016
Approved: June 24, 2016
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Project Description
The proposed project is a risk sharing facility with each of Société Africaine de Cacao (SACO) and Biopartenaire (BP), two subsidiaries of Barry Callebaut, to provide loans in the form input/services to farmers associated with cooperatives supplying cocoa to SACO and farmers supplying cocoa to BP. IFC will have a 50% credit risk exposure on a portfolio of short-term input/services loans for a total target size of up to US$9 million in CFA Francs equivalent.
Associated Advisory Engagement
An associated advisory project will support the Sponsors in building capabilities of Trainers of Trainers to capacitate Field Agents to operate the system and coach farmers in their farm management business decisions. It may also be expanded to complement the Sponsors existing procedures to identify farmers suitable for the product; support the Sponsors in continuously improving credit risk management processes; and support participating cooperatives to operate the scheme.