First Bank Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme – Register Now

The Scheme is a special credit intervention fund of originally N200billion created by the Federal Government of Nigeria to fast-track the development of the agricultural sector economy by providing credit facilities to commercial agricultural enterprises at a single-digit interest rate.

The key agricultural commodities covered under the Scheme are:

  • Production:
    • Cash Crops: Cotton, Oil Palm, Fruit Trees. Rubber, Sugar Cane, Jatropha Curcas, and Cocoa.
    • Food Crops: Rice, Wheat, Cassava, Maize/Soya, Beans/Millet, Tomatoes, and Vegetables
    • Poultry: Broilers and Eggs Production
    • Livestock: Meat, Dairy, and Piggery
    • Aquaculture: Fingerlings and Catfish
  • Processing: Feed-mills Development, Threshing, Pulverisation, and other forms of transmutation for value addition.
  • Storage: Commodities, Agrochemicals, and Warehousing.
  • Farm Input Supplies: Fertilizers, Seeds/Seedlings, Breeder Stock, Feeds, Farm equipment & Machinery.
  • Marketing: Agricultural commodities under the focal investment areas


  • Single-digit interest rate (9% all-in, max).
  • Single obligor limit of up to an N2billion for medium and large-scale private sector enterprises and N1billion for state governments.
  • The participating private sector entity must have a minimum farm asset base of a million (excluding farmland).
  • Irrevocable Standing Payment Order (ISPO) is required in the case of State Governments.
  • Fund available till 2025.
  • Loan tenor of up to 5 years.

Value Proposition & Gain

  • Funding is provided at a cheap cost.
  • The longer tenor of the loan.
  • Funding targeted specific agricultural production.

Target Market

  • Medium or Large Scale Commercial Farms involved in the cultivation of crops, rearing of livestock, fisheries, etc.
  •  Limited Liability Companies involved in agricultural production, storage, processing, marketing, and enterprise development.
  •  State Governments and the FCT (for on-lending/special intervention to small-scale farmers).

How To Apply for First Bank Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme

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