Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation (LAAD) is a private investment and development company. LAAD finances and develops private agribusiness projects in Latin America and the Caribbean involving all phases of production, processing, storage, services, technology and marketing in the fields of agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing.

Approval Process

A Straightforward Approach

The application and approval process for LAAD’s financing is thorough and efficient, yet personalized. It relies heavily on getting to know potential clients and their unique history and goals.

chart1Throughout this entire process, LAAD officials remain keenly aware that although loans are given to businesses, they are first and foremost given to people. Ultimately, it is LAAD’s belief that people, not the numbers, have the greatest effect on business success or failure.

Lending Flexibility

LAAD provides medium and long-term loans and, to a lesser extent, crop financing, to family-owned or managed small and medium-sized businesses. Most loans range from US$200,000 to US$3 million, and emphasis is placed on financing companies that export part or all of their production.

LAAD loans normally fund the purchase of fixed assets for agricultural production and processing, but many fund permanent working capital, debt refinancing, and vertical integration.

Management Experience

Our Management Team. Putting diversity of background, education and experience to work for you.

Several members of our management team hold advanced degrees from leading universities in the United States such as Harvard University, Texas A&M University, and abroad, such as Universidad Tecnica El Zamorano in Honduras, or Universidad Catolica in Chile, combined with decades of experience in international development banking, or have held numerous positions within LAAD. All this experience means you can rest assured that our recommendations are backed by a thorough understanding of your business climate and environment.