Crop Receipts Project Ukraine

The Crop Receipt project facilitates access to finance for small and midsize agri-businesses in Ukraine. Crop receipts essentially are loan agreements between a farmer and a creditor, where the loan is repaid by the future harvest or the proceeds from its sale. Given the vast untapped agriculture potential and its importance for agrarian SME development, the Crop Receipt project is key to facilitate economic inclusion of small and midsize farmers through the provision of growth capital. The project is implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was launched in 2015.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Privatsektor und Unternehmertum
01.06.2015 - 30.06.2020
CHF 4'455'000
Hintergrund Ukraine has over 32 million hectares of arable land, most of which is high-quality black soil. Since recovering from the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has become a major exporter of grains and oilseeds with significant export potential undeveloped. However, a set of issues in the government administration and the agricultural sector hinder full development of this potential.
Ziele By creating a crop receipts register and supporting the creation of the legal and regulatory framework, the instrument will unlock working capital for small and medium agri-businesses, which have no access to finance. The project's objective is to reach 4'000 small and medium agri-businesses and to facilitate a substantial loan amount within two years after project completion.
Mittelfristige Wirkungen Establish legal and regulatory framework for crop receipts.Set-up the crop receipts register.Substantial growth of the crop receipts market.Increase awareness of crop receipts issues.

Erwartete Resultate:   Develop laws, amendments and regulations that provide the necessary legal and regulatory basis to enable the crop receipts register.Prepare detailed technical requirements for the crop receipts register.Facilitate crop receipts issuances.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt SECO
Kreditbereich Ostzusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • International Finance Corporation

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   4'455'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   0 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF   4'455'000
Projektphasen Phase 10 01.06.2015 - 30.06.2020   (Laufende Phase)