This case study describes the Agricultural Multi-Regional Guarantee Platform set up in 2017 in Italy. The Platform provides loss protection for financial institutions via an uncapped guarantee of 50% on a loan-by-loan basis. It aims to support new loans for agricultural and agri-food final recipients to finance investments in agricultural holdings, as well as for processing, marketing and/or developing agricultural products.
The financial instrument is expected to increase the leverage of EU funds for agriculture and agri-businesses with a target loan portfolio of EUR 391 million across the contributing regions. Final recipients can benefit from lower interest rates and reduced collateral requirements.