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Lebanon National Mesures – Microloans Subsidized loans for farmers

Microloans: Subsidized loans for farmers
Name of responsible organization: AEP
Starting yearMay 2022End yearSeptember 2022
Short description This product consisted of offering interest-free microloans to farmers from different Lebanese areas, to rehabilitate their field for agribusiness, install a drip irrigation system, buy fertilizers and pesticides, expand agricultural lands with new greenhouses etc.

What kind of activity does this measure finance?

Creation of new businessesYes
Strengthening of existing businessesYes
Specific investments – specify type (i.e., innovation, research, environmental transition, hiring, internationalization, purchase of goods)All kind of investment in agribusiness
Training activitiesNo
Other (specify)n/a

What type of financing is it?

Low-interest loan (indicate the repayment time and, if present, the requirement for collateral)Yes
If Yes, repayment time (years): up to 2 years
If Yes, requirement for collateral: salary or property
Non-repayable grant (indicate the percentage of non-repayable fund)No
If Yes, percentage of non-repayable fund:
Tax creditNo
Other (specify)No

How does the activation of the measure work?

One-stop means 
Call with closing dateYes

Financial entity of the measure (indicate the resources allocated)

Overall amount
% Facilitation for each recipient
Minimum amount that can be financedN/A
Maximum amount that can be financed20.000.000 LBP
Origin of financial resources (European, State, Regional authority, Municipal authority, other)AEP own fund 

Type of funded social structure (indicate if belonging to a specific category is required in order, to access the measure)

FemaleOver 50Unemployed (Specify any type)Disadvantaged groups (specify type)Youth (specify age range)Other (specify)
IndividualBeneficiaries are small entrepreneurs holding a small businessAny person with a physical disability is eligible 18 – 30
Company XXXXXX

Does the measure provide for accompaniment and training or only financial support?

Financial support + accompaniment/training
Only Financial supportYes

Is the measure considered a good practice and as such replicable in other national and / or international contexts?


How many initiatives have been financed in the last 3 years and for what economic amount?

Number of initiatives 35Total economic amount 450.000.000 LBP
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