18 March 2020 – Guaranteed loans for agricultural businesses

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has extended their Agricultural Guarantee Credit (BL) scheme to support small to medium agricultural and horticultural businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the scheme, agricultural or horticultural businesses in the Netherlands can apply to have the government guarantee part of their financing or loans. This is intended to address changing demand in agricultural and horticultural products, the need to redistribute perishable goods, and other cash-flow problems.

This scheme does not include the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the Netherlands (with the exception of the Dutch caribbean). Separate measures for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the Netherlands are being prepared.
Full details here: https://business.gov.nl/subsidy/credit-guarantee-scheme-agriculture-bl/