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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Chile
Location: Padre las Casas, Novena Región de la Araucanía
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International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-05-13
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Borrower or Client: Avenatop S.A. ("Avenatop")
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ IIC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-06-22
Disclosure Date: 2016-04-13

Project Description
The project aims to suplly a Credit Facility (hereinafter, the “Facility”) for Avenatop of up to US$5 million, for a term of one (1) year, renewable up to 5 times more, at the IIC’s discretion, to finance operating needs of seasonal funds. The Facility provides financing to an extended value chain. Farmers purchase the oat seeds and other agricultural goods from Saprosem S.A, an Avenatop affiliate that provides them with financing until harvest time under a supply agreement entered into with Avenatop. Farmers benefit from working with Avenatop since from the moment they subscribe a supply agreement with the company, they can fix the price, mitigating volatility. Avenatop can agree and close on pricing, given the broad network of clients it has, and which is interested in ensure supply. Avenatop mitigates supply risks by purchasing up to 75% of any farmer´s estimated harvest.
Investment Description
Contact Information
For inquiries about this project, contact divulgacionpublica@iadb.org ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IDB/ IIC The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).