SECTOR EXPERTISE Agriculture Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Sector Expertise > Agriculture Partner with an Agri finance market leader As the largest agricultural funder in South Africa, we facilitate investment, infrastructure and trade development to support the full agriculture value chain in Africa. TOTAL DEAL VALUE R23 bn DEALS DONE 25 TOTAL CLIENTS 120 THOUGHTS FROM OUR LEADERS Building enduring relationships across the Agri value-chain Agriculture is a bedrock sector – cyclical and sometimes volatile – nevertheless it is one of the few sectors in the economy where we continue to see positive investments. Successful Agri businesses are always looking to expand and we support our large-scale clients in achieving their ambitions. While Covid-19 disrupted the sector, particularly within the wine industry, and through port congestions and decreased meat demand from restaurants and fast food chains, by and large the Agri sector will maintain strong production and operations. Our Structured Trade and Commodity Finance offering is the largest for agricultural commodities, and a market leader in terms of the size and breadth of our solutions. We recognise a significant opportunity to finance the trade flows (import and export) of Agri commodities regionally and internationally, and also to finance new and expanded food processing facilities in replacement of imported products and to enhance export earnings. We also connect key sector players through the value chain and facilitate Black Economic Empowerment on a sustainable basis as part of our offering. As the largest agricultural funder in South Africa, Absa has solid experience in this market. Our balance sheet size and service model, in which we have dedicated relationship and credit teams focusing exclusively on Agriculture, places us in a unique position to deliver exceptional value to our clients. We do not pretend to be farmers, because we are not – however through our understanding of the cyclical and seasonal nature of agriculture, coupled with our banking experience, we are able to sculpt custom solutions, tailored to individual projects and needs. We are committed to the Agriculture sector and to establishing enduring, trust-based relationships with our clients. Roux Wildenboer Head: Agriculture https://cib.absa.africa/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 Latest insights Unique perspectives on factors impacting the African Agriculture value chain. Agriculture Insights Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa Farmers might not be driving Ferraris… yet, but there’s no doubt that Agriculture is a continental bright spot. Read more Agriculture Insights Absa extends plans to grow its lending book in African markets Agricultural markets across the continent present opportunities for growth. Read more Agriculture Insights COVID-19 has further reinforced the importance of Africa’s agriculture sector There’s a spotlight on agriculture as the coronavirus pandemic highlights critical sectors that support the continent’s ability to be self-sustainable. Read more Agriculture Insights Infrastructure constraints in the business of African farming Roux Wildenboer addresses physical infrastructure’s impact on the Agri sector and the challenges it presents Agriculture Insights Crop spraying drones are taking Africa into greener pastures Absa's Roux Wildenboer explores the role technology can play in evolving the Agri sector. Agriculture Insights Agricultural sector to power up with renewable energy to fight food insecurity Roux Wildenboer addresses how Absa is supporting renewable energy projects in the Agri sector. 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