The Agricultural Development Bank has had its roots firmly entrenched in the annals of the history of Trinidad and Tobago. The Bank’s history dates back to the 1800s when the “Agricultural Bank" was established as a mortgage lending institution in the wake of a disastrous hurricane. Its immediate objective was to assist plantation owners to replant their estates. Thereafter, it continued to operate on a small scale due to restricted legislation and limited financial resources.
Today, the Agricultural Development Bank has truly come of age. It has developed from an agency of colonial administration into undoubtedly a national institution providing the major source of funding for the agricultural, agro-industrial and rural sectors in Trinidad and Tobago. It has blossomed into a very important Development Financial Institution (DFI) with a major role to play in the growth of the national economy and continues to be empowered by its Vision and Mission.
To be the first choice for complete financial and support solutions to transform agriculture into a dynamic, sustainable and competitive sector which promotes socio-economic development.
To facilitate sustainable socio-economic development of the agribusiness and rural sectors through strategic partnerships with our stakeholders, delivering cutting-edge financial products and services to satisfy our internal and external customers, utilizing a team and customer-focused approach.