From the point of view of GEFF and EU eligibility rules, the following categories of borrowers can apply to GEFF:
Micro, small and medium enterprises operating in agriculture and food-related industries and services across the agricultural value chains such as production, agri-food industries, food and beverages processing, packaging, storage and transportation.
What is eligible for financing
Two broad categories of investments are eligible to be financed using GEFF:
Financing is subject to the usual financing criteria of each Participating Financial Institution.
Examples of eligible technologies, including and not limited to the following core eligibility criteria:
Intensive orchards (with drip irrigation)
Irrigation pipes (diameter of pipes not less than 50 mm)
Water pumps (minimum Efficiency Index of a pump not less than 0.1)
Greenhouses (glass, polyethilen>100mm)
Agricultural machinery (specific energy consumption maximum torque less than 233.57 g/kWh)
Drip irrigation systems
Efficient agri processing equipment (subject to assessment – energy or water savings not less than 20%)
Cold storages (thickness of insulation not less than 100 mm, COP of chiller not less than 1.7)
Rain water harvesting and storage (volume of water storage not less than 20m3)
The Green Technology Selector is an open list, and adding technically eligible items is free. If you know of an item that meets these technical criteria but is not yet on the list, you may add it here.
Special lending products
Participating Financial Institutions may use GEFF to set up their own tailor-made lending products based on the Technology Selector or assessment services. To learn more about the Participating Financing Institutions and tailored lending products click here.
Special eligibility requirements may apply to your type of business. Please contact the local GEFF team for further details.
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