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Agricultural & Rural investment
EXIM Bank has been providing direct investment to the farmers for sustainable growth of the country. Since 2008-09, Bank has allocated separate target for Agricultural & Rural investment as per instruction of Bangladesh Bank. Mainly crops, fisheries & livestock are 3(three) core sectors for Agricultural and Rural investment. Moreover, agricultural support sectors, income generating & poverty alleviation in rural area also included in Agricultural and Rural investment. Agricultural & Rural investment provide us food security & employment opportunity which plays an important role to recognize Bangladesh as a developing country.
EXIM Bank Agricultural & Rural Investment Sectors:
Crops (Crops norms listed in Bangladesh Bank latest "Agricultural & Rural Credit Policy & Programe")
Livestock
Fisheries
Irrigation Equipment
Farm Machineries
Crops warehouse & Marketing
Rural area poverty alleviation programe
Exceptional and un-tapped area of agricultural investment
Investment through Microfinance Institution (MFI) licensed by Micro-credit Regulatory Authority (MRA) of Bangladesh
Other agricultural & rural investment
Agricultural & Rural Investment required documents:
Account opening with EXIM Bank
Investment application form for Crops, Fisheries, Livestock, Bio-gas, Farm Machineries & others.
Two recent passport size photographs for each applicant
National Identity card/Passport/Birth Certificate.
Client Mobile number /Contact number.
CIB report (CIB report not required for Corps cultivation investment up to Tk 2.50 lac as per Bangladesh Bank ACD circular- 02, dated: 27/07/2017).
Trade license for firm/company/association, etc.
Agricultural & Rural field lavel experience/training/award/certificate (if any).
Financial Statements (Audited preferred) for last three years (if required).
Collateral security with related papers (if required).
Legal opinion for collateral (if required).
Collateral valuation (if required).
Environmental & Social Risk Rating (if required).
Credit Rating (if required).
Other documents (If mentioned by Branch).
EXIM Bank Agricultural & Rural Investment related policy guide line:
EXIM Bank Agricultural & Rural investment policy & Program Guideline
EXIM Kishan (Agricultural Investment product) guideline.
EXIM Farmer (Agricultural & Rural Investment product) guideline.
Fisheries Investment Guideline.
Dairy Farm Investment Guideline.
Poultry Farm Investment Guideline.
Mushroom Investment Guideline.
Bio-Gas Investment Guideline.
EXIM Bank Agricultural & Rural Investment Target (Fixed by Bangladesh Bank, Agricultural Credit Department) & Achievement:
Amount in BDT crore
Fiscal Year Target Achievement Ratio Own capacity Recovery

2009-2010

25.00

25.00

100%

100%(Branch:34)

100%

2010-2011

30.00

30.00

100%

100%(Branch:32)

100%

2011-2012

179.00

158.53

89%

88%(Branch:38)

100%

2012-2013

203.00

242.87

120%

85%(Branch:63)

100%

2013-2014

225.00

276.02

123%

81%(Branch:73)

99%

2014-2015

260.00

288.64

111%

91%(Branch:86)

96%

2015-2016

290.00

312.26

108%

78%(Branch:100)

99%

2016-2017

325.00

343.07

106%

77%(Branch:113)

99%

2017-2018

404.00

423.57

105%

68%(Branch:118)

98%

2018-2019

464.00

486.37

104%

59%(Branch:123)

99%

2019-2020

559.00

109.82 (Oct,19)

20%

62%(Branch:126)

99%

Target for FY-2019-20
Total target fixed by Bangladesh Bank, ACD is BDT559.00 Crore and 4% target is BDT 74.25 Lac.
Achievements / Awards
We have received “Letter of appreciation” signed by Honorable Governor of Bangladesh Bank for achieving Agri & Rural investment disbursement target in FY 2012-13 (120%), FY 2013-14 (123%) & FY 2014-15 (111%) i.e. previous three consecutive financial years.
4% subsidies profit rate Bank’s Target & Achievement at a glance:
Amount in BDT Lac
Fiscal Year Target Achievement Ratio Own capacity Recovery

2011-2012

10.00

10.00

100%

100%

100%

2012-2013

15.00

15.00

100%

100%

100%

2013-2014

20.00

21.60

108%

100%

100%

2014-2015

20.00

20.00

100%

100%

100%

2015-2016

20.00

20.00

100%

100%

100%

2016-2017

22.00

22.80

104%

100%

100%

2017-2018

22.00

22.30

101%

100%

100%

2018-2019

22.00

22.30

101%

100%

100%

2019-2020

74.25

10.00 (Oct-19)

13%

100%

Time left

Officers for Agricultural & Rural Investment:
EXIM bank has already appointed 26 educated unemployed youths as "Agricultural Field Associate" which directly promote to the Government Employment Creation Programme of unemployed youth. They are working in 20 branches such as: Ashuganj Branch, Ashulia Branch, Barishal Branch, Board Bazar Branch, Bogra Branch, Chhagalnaiya Branch, Faridpur Branch, Fenchugonj Branch, Gazipur Chowrasta Branch, Keranigonj Branch, Kushtia Branch, Laksham Branch, Mawna Chowrasta Branch, Mudafforgonj Branch, Naria Branch, Rajshahi Branch, Rangpur Branch, Savar Bazar Branch, Sonaimuri Branch, Thakur-Bazar SME/Agri Branch. Now they are promoted to Officer.
Agricultural & Rural Investment "Area Approach" concept:
EXIM bank has introduced "Area Approach" concept for Mushroom, Flower and Honey & Bee cultivation at Savar area, Chili cultivation at Bogra area and Potato cultivation at Rangpur area through respective branches.
Exceptional and un-tapped area of agricultural investment.
Exceptional and un-tapped area of Agricultural Branch Name Area

Saudi Arabian dates cultivation

Mawna Chowrasta Branch

Bhaluka, Mymensing

Apiculture & Honey extraction

Sonargaon SME/Agri Branch

Sonargaon

Mushroom & Flower cultivation

Savar Bazar Branch

Savar, Dhaka

Agar plant cultivation

Sylhet Branch

Sylhet

Dragon Fruits cultivation

Jubilee Road Branch

Khagrachari

Green Tea cultivation

Dinajpur Branch

Uttar Goshaipur

Shariah Based Agricultural & Rural Investment Mode:
Bai-Muajjal (Agriculture) in short BAIM(Agri): using for crops, fisheries, beef fattening, etc
Izara Bil Baia (Agriculture) in short IBB(Agri): using for purchasing Farm Machineries (Tractor, Power Tiller, etc), Dairy farm, Fish Hatchery, Fishing boat, etc.
Bai-Murabaha: using for Crops store in cold storage under pledge.
Unique features of Agricultural & Rural Investment:
03(Three) core sectors (i.e. crops, fisheries & livestock) get priority in Agricultural investment.
Target will be fixed up highest at 2.5% of total investment amount on 31st March of previous fiscal year.
Try to provide at least 60% in crops sector, at least 10% in fisheries & at least 10% in livestock sector from the total target.
Highest rate of profit /rent is 9%; which may be reframed from time to time by Bangladesh Bank.
Open Farmers’ Account at Tk.10.00 only & no excise duty will be deducted on debit /credit balance up to Tk.1.00 lac only.
Easy & Bengali written all Agricultural & Rural investment application forms.
Crops investment within 10 days after getting complete Crops application.
CIB enquiry does not require for crops investment up to Tk.2.50 lac only.
Disbursement according to “Area Approach” concept.
Sometimes open disbursement of Agricultural investment among farmers.
Providing Agricultural investment to genuine land less (own land below of 0.494 acres), small & marginal farmer (own land from 0.494 acres to 2.47 acres), sharecroppers (cultivating others land & own land area highest 1.00 acres), women, disable and freedom fighters.
Priority to provide investment in under developed area (i.e. Haor, River chor, Coastal area, etc.).
Provide investment in exceptional and un-tapped area of agriculture.
Provide investment for cultivating pulse, oilseed, spices, maize & salt (Import Substitute Crops) at 4% profit through our selected branches.
Providing large investment in Dairy farm, Beef fattening, Poultry, Fishery, Hatchery, Sea fishing boat/trawler.
Provide investment to farmers for crops storage & marketing, irrigation & farm machinery, solar home system & solar system, floating bed crops cultivation, combined agriculture farm, income generating rural activities.
Follow district wise Lead Bank system.
Under Lead Bank system Branch’s Manager must attain at DC Office for monthly meeting of local improvement.
Provide investment to Microfinance institution (MFI) under Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA) licensed.
Provide at least 30% of Agri. & Rural investment target through own network.
Branch wise separate disbursement target & highest disbursement using own network.
Trained & experienced agricultural focal person in Branch.
Branch preserves clients & guarantors NID.
Preserve clients & guarantors mobile number for communication.
Online banking, SMS alert, ATM, Remittance etc. services are also available for farmers account.
Islamic shariah based investment modes: Bai-Murabaha, Bai-Muajjal (Agri), IBB(Agri).
Head Office level separate division, name IRMD-III.
IRMD-III team has formulated different agricultural investment Guidelines.
Providing information, training & technical support to farmers.
Selecting good borrowers & strong monitoring system to ensure recovery.
"Exim Kishan Model Union"
EXIM Bank has declared "Muddafaorgonj Union" at Laksham Upazilla, Comilla as an "EXIM KISHAN MODEL UNION" for integrated Agricultural & Rural investment and development.