Nicaragua: $ 21 Million for Livestock Sector

The Production Development Bank will earmark $ 21 million this year for financing the livestock sector.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Considering the announcement, the Federation of Livestock Associations of Nicaragua (Faganic), mentioned the sector's difficulties in getting loans approved.

"... Joaquín Lovo, CEO of Produzcamos Bank, said the delays in approvals are mainly because most farmers have not updated their deed records of their properties which are as bank guarantee," reported

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In the first half of the year livestock exports totaled $290 million, and it is estimated that the figure at the end of the year will be $576 million.

However, to achieve this goal, they need to maintain the current level of productivity, for which they require financing from the banks, which has reduced lending to the sector this year.

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Lafise-Bancentro has launched a financing plan with low-interest credits aimed at the cattle farming sector.

Loans from $1 million up to $5 million will be available, depending on recipients' ability to repay at an interest rate of 8.5%.

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Between January and July 2013 financial institutions granted loans worth $3 billion, $574 million more than in the same period in 2012.

Globally, credit rose by 23.5% up to July, lower than that reported in the same period in 2012 when it was 32.8%.

Data from the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN), reveals that although funding to the agriculture and livestock sectors grew by more than 23%, the two remain the least attractive sectors for banks.

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