How to get your agricultural business financed the right way
The term agricultural finance refers to a variety of credit mechanisms used to finance agricultural transactions.
Farmers can use this sort of finance to:
- Buy equipment
- Grow crops
- Help bring products to market
This is where agricultural finance institutions step in to provide mechanisms that allow farmers to keep their farms operational. These mechanisms are specifically tailored to the financial needs of farmers.
Agricultural finance is a crucial component of the economy, especially in countries with large portions of arable land like South Africa.
South Africa’s carried climate, which encompasses subtropical and Mediterranean elements, offers a variety of farming opportunities. Due to its high quality, South Africa's biodiversity means that goods like grains, fruit and wine are exported.
To increase their revenues, many farmers understand that they must diversify. Farmers may not only raise a single commodity or one kind of livestock to achieve this. They might need to consider alternatives to their current crops. To help farmers reach their financial objectives, alternative financial institutions can provide the financing they need.
CorpFin provides a variety of financing options, some of our common finance mechanisms are explained below:
- Crop Loan / Retail Agri Loan
This loan is the best alternative for farmers looking for short-term financing to cover expenses like crop-related costs, prost-harvest costs, equipment maintenance costs, etc.
- Farm Mechanization Loan
The money from these loans can be used to buy new machinery, fix or replace old ones, and buy tractors, harvesters, or other agricultural machines.
- Solar Pump Loan
A solar pumping system can be purchased with this agricultural loan for use in small to medium-sized irrigation projects.
- Horticultural Loan
This agricultural loan is provided for land development, including the planting of orchards or vegetable farms, the removal of weeds/veld, the installation of boundary walls or fencing, and other farming purposes.
- Forestry Loan
This loan for agriculture is provided for the cultivation of tree-grown crops. Like horticulture loans, they can be used to cultivate barren land, put up irrigation systems, and do other similar tasks.
If you find yourself or your business in a situation where you need a fast and effective way to receive a loan, consider applying for a loan through CorpFin.