Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA) Borrows $80m from FMO, FinDev Canada, Rabobank to Boost Farm Exports

(Microcapital Monitor, Boston, 10 March 2023) Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA), a network of 143 agricultural cooperatives in Argentina, recently borrowed USD 80 million from three institutions, led by the Dutch development bank Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO). FMO is lending ACA half of the total, and the Canadian government’s FinDev Canada and the Dutch cooperative Rabobank are each providing USD 20 million. ACA plans to use the cash as working capital in support of its exports of grains and seeds that it buys from cooperatives that represent 50,000 farmers. FinDev Canada is Canada's development finance institution (DFI), supporting the private sector in developing markets to promote sustainable development.