Through its Financial Advisor network, the Trade Hub helped facilitate a 300 million West African Franc ($491,693) loan for Agricultural Management Company – Food and Commerce (AMC-FC), a major rice processor in Côte d’Ivoire. In addition to a previous $1.25 million Hub-facilitated loan, AMC-FC now has about $1.3 million to boost its processing capacity of paddy rice. This capital is being used to increase the company’s processing capacity to 60,000 tons by 2019, an increase of about 80% of the company’s processing capacity since it started operation in 2014. AMC-FC used the initial loan facilitated by the Hub to purchase processing equipment; the equipment has been ordered, with installment planned for April 2017. This additional funding, agreed in November 2016, will give AMC-FC the funds to purchase paddy rice which will be stored on-site for future processing and sale on the Ivorian market.