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Coconut Farmers and Industry Development (CFID) Credit Program

The DBP Coconut Farmers and Industry Development (CFID) Credit Program aims to increase the productivity and income of Filipino coconut farmers. This program supports the development of the Philippine coconut industry through enterprise diversification and financing of projects related to the coconut value chain.

Eligible Borrowers

    1. Coconut Farmer Enterprises which meet the following eligibility criteria:
      1. Duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
      2. No adverse findings on the borrower
      3. Listed in the National Coconut Farmers Registry System (NCFRS) of the Philippine Coconut
        Authority (PCA)
      4. Underwent training related to the project to be financed
      5. Project should be for scaling up of the enterprise and should have assured source of payment
    2. Coconut Farmers Cooperatives and Organizations (CFCO) which meet the following eligibility criteria:
      1. Duly registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)/SEC
      2. Accredited by the PCA
      3. No adverse findings on the organization and its principals
      4. Should have strong back-office support with defined Operational Structure
      5. Must exhibit profitable operations and sound financial condition
      6. For CFCOs into lending activities, Past Due Loan Ratio should not exceed 25%
      7. With Certificate of Compliance from CDA, if applicable
      8. Underwent training on financial literacy and technical training on any aspect of the coconut value chain
      9. With Audited Financial Statements for the last year, and latest Interim Financial Statements, if available
    3. Lending to start-ups may be allowed, provided there is a defined source of repayment (i.e., market agreement, purchase orders), and officers of the start-up must have relevant management experience on the projects

Eligible Borrowers

    1. Projects related to the coconut value chain
    2. Establishment of intercrops and/or poultry/livestock integration in coconut farms

Eligible Loan Purposes

    1. Coconut Farmer Enterprises
      1. Acquisition of machineries and equipment
      2. Establishment of facilities for production and postproduction, processing, and trading, including but not limited to facilities for poultry and livestock integration
    2. Coconut Farmers Cooperatives and Organizations
      1. Working Capital requirements
      2. Acquisition of machineries and equipment
      3. Establishment of facilities for production and postproduction, processing and trading, including but not limited to facilities for poultry and livestock integration
      4. Relending and rediscounting to NCFRS-listed coconut farmers for the same abovementioned
        purposes and projects

Types of Facility

    1. Short-Term Loan
    2. Term-Loan

Minimum Loanable Amount

Minimum loan amount is Php15-million

    • For project financing: Up to 90% of the total project cost
    • For relending: Up to 90% of the total project cost
    • For rediscounting: Up to 90% of the face value of the sub-Promissory Note (PN) or its outstanding balance in current status, whichever is lower

Term

    1. Short-Term Loan: Within 360 days payable monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually depending on cash
      conversion cycle
    2. Term Loan
      • For acquisition of fixed asset/s: Shall be up to 7 years, inclusive of up to 2 years grace period on the
        principal repayment, based on the projected cash flow but no longer than the useful economic life of
        the fixed asset/s
      • For establishment of facility/ies: Shall be up to 10 years, inclusive of up to 3 years grace period on the principal repayment, based on the projected cash flow of the project
    3. For relending/rediscounting: Based on the earliest maturity of the sub-borrowers’ PNs submitted per batch

Interest Rate

The interest rate of the loan shall be based on the source of funding:

    • CFITF Portion: 0% per annum (p.a.)
    • DBP Portion: based on BVAL plus equivalent minimum credit spread

Fees, Other Charges and Penalty Rate

    1. Documentary Stamp Tax and Gross Receipts Tax shall be charged as applicable
    2. Penalty Rate shall be as follows:

Loan Security/Collaterals

  1. For Direct Lending
    • Mortgage on project assets, if applicable
    • Assignment of crop insurance proceeds, if applicable
    • Deed of Assignment of Receivables at 125% cover
    • Other collaterals/security acceptable to the Bank under existing policies
  2. For On-Lending
    • Assignment of sub-borrowers’ PNs, and underlying collaterals, if any
    • Assignment of insurance proceeds, if applicable
    • Assignment of proceeds of guarantee claims, if applicableAdditional security arrangements may be required subject to DBP’s loan evaluation

Documentary Requirements

  1. Coconut Farmer Enterprises
    • DBP Loan Application Forms
    • Proof of NCFRS enlistment
    • Photocopy of Certificate of Registration from the DTI/SEC
    • Certificate of Accreditation from PCA
    • Audited Financial Statements for the last year; or latest Interim Financial Statements for start-ups
    • Business Plan, if applicable
    • Current year Business Permit; and
    • Training Certificate from an accredited provider (e.g., TESDA, DA-ATI) on financial literacy and on projects related to the coconut value chain
  2. Coconut Farmers Cooperatives and Organizations
    • DBP Loan Application Forms
    • Photocopy of Certificate of Registration from the CDA/SEC
    • Certificate of Accreditation from PCA
    • Certificate of Compliance from CDA, if applicable
    • Certificate of Tax Exemption, if applicable
    • Copies of Articles of Incorporation/Cooperation and By-Laws
    • Bio-data of incumbent Officers and Board of Directors with photocopy of valid government issued ID
    • Board Resolution authorizing the Cooperative/ Organization to borrow and designating the authorized signatories
    • Audited Financial Statements for the last year; or latest Interim Financial Statements for start-ups
    • Business Plan, if applicable
    • Current year Business Permit; and
    • Training Certificate of the cooperative and its key officers from an accredited provider (e.g., TESDA, DA-ATI) on financial literacy and on projects related to the coconut value chain

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For more information, please contact:

Program Development and Management II Department
Tel. Nos.: (02) 8818-9511 local 2327
E-mail: pdm2@dbp.ph

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