Agri Seed Capital is a Micro Finance Institution (MFI) that exists to address the problem of financial inclusion affecting subsistence and small-scale farmers.
Many farmers find it difficult to access production credit, technical advisory, and business support services such as accounting, records management, and business planning.
Motivated to close this gap, the organisation has created an incubation programme that aims to provide business support to small-scale producers to the point where they can graduate and access mainstream finance from commercial banks and development finance institutions.
Agri Seed Capital is lead by a dynamic and vibrant team with a passion for crafting and implementing ground-breaking and creative solutions for the development of the under-served farming community. Established by professionals with expertise in agriculture, finance, risk and business management the team is driven by its mission and mandate to set the standard for high quality financial and business services for small-scale farmers in Southern Africa.
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We believe in the power of small-scale agriculture to collectively solve problems of unemployment, poverty, and inequality. The world’s population and food demands are expected to double by 2050, therefore, the role of small-scale producers and subsistence farmers in national and household food security is increasingly critical. We are excited about this future and are looking to integrate these powerful farmer role players into mainstream financing.
The Agri Seed Capital three-year incubation programme aims to establish a pipeline of future finance ready farmers. Our support services include:
Access to markets
Linking producers with markets.
Accurate record keeping of farm income and expenses to improve prospects of future financing.
Setting clear strategies, objectives, and long-term farm planning.
Production credit facilities
This facility of up to R250 000 can be used for production inputs, e.g., seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, machinery hire etc.
Risk mitigating strategies
We assist in developing risk management plans to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.
Advise of production optimising techniques, pest and disease management, and fertilizer application plans.
To qualify for the incubation and business support programme, you should be:
> Farming on a full-time basis
> Have access to land
> Minimum 2-years of production history
> Youth farmers are encouraged to apply