How to Apply for 247 Agricultural Credit Scheme 2022 : Nigeria’s premier agricultural initiative for farmers is the 247 Digital Platform for Farmers. 247 Digital Platform for Farmers, established in April 2013, uses modern agriculture to provide inclusive farming.
The website is currently down but be informed that the only official website to apply is https://www.digitalfarmers.com.ng GoldenNewsNg will ensure to update you once a new official is revealed.
247 Digital Platform for Farmers’ understand how momentous the process of farming in Nigeria is suffering farmers and the lack of adequate farming tools and access to funds is deteriorating agricultural activities across the country.
In support of SDGs 8 economic growth, they have designed 247 Agricultural Credit Scheme in order to enable farmers to exploit the untapped potentials of Nigeria’s agricultural sector, reduce inflation, lower the cost of agricultural production (i.e. food items), generate surplus for export, increase Nigeria’s foreign earnings as well as diversify its revenue base.
The support has come on due time because considering Nigeria has an arable and area of 34 million hectares: 6.5 million hectares for permanent crops, and 28.6 million hectares on meadows and pastures. Agriculture accounts for about 24 percent of Nigeria’s GDP.
It will help greatly toward the growth of the economy of the country and also provide other employment opportunities for young people, thereby reducing the unemployment rate and making Nigeria the food basket of Africa.
To access loans under 247 ACS, farmers are encouraged to visit the approved website https://www.digitalfarmers.com.ng. However, large-scale farmers are also allowed under the scheme to apply directly through the website in accordance with the guidelines.
The 247 Agricultural Credit Scheme funds are disbursed to farmers and agro-allied entrepreneurs at a single-digit interest rate of 4% percent at a maximum period of three
(3) years repayment period. Applicants who pay back their facilities on the schedule are to enjoy a rebate of 2% percent.
247 Agricultural Credit Scheme 2022 Requirements and Application
To be eligible for this loan, you must be a Nigerian citizen, non-citizen national, or legal resident of Nigeria. You must be an agricultural producer or family farmer and must have experience in farm business operations for at least three years prior to the application
You must also meet all of the following:
- Have a satisfactory history of meeting credit obligations, and
- Valid means of identification and BVN
- Be unable to obtain credit elsewhere at reasonable rates and terms to meet actual needs, and
- Have legal ability to incur loan obligations, and
- Be the owner-operator of a family farm after loan closing.
- Applicants are automatically not eligible if either of the following applies:
- Are delinquent on a debt, or
- Have outstanding obligations to settle with a financial institution
APPLY HERE: https://www.digitalfarmers.com.ng
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