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Annual Report

Results by Industry

Our leadership role in sustainable private sector development reflects a special advantage—the depth and breadth of expertise we have acquired over more than 50 years of helping emerging-market firms succeed and grow.

We provide our clients the right mix of capabilities to address their needs, delivering the best of what IFC has to offer.

Agribusiness & Forestry

Agribusiness plays an important role in poverty reduction. The agricultural sector often accounts for at least half of GDP and employment in many developing countries. For that reason, it is a strategic priority for IFC.

We help the private sector address rising demand and escalating food prices in an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive way. We also support global initiatives for sustainable production of agricultural commodities.

To help clients finance inventories, seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals for farmers, IFC offers working capital facilities. To ease trade and lower costs, we pursue investments in infrastructure, such as warehouses and cold storage. To bring land into sustainable production, we work to improve productivity by transferring technologies and making the best use of resources. We also help companies set benchmarks for responsible production, in line with industry best practices.

In FY12, our new commitments in agribusiness and forestry totaled slightly more than $1 billion, accounting for about 7 percent of commitments for IFC’s own account.

FY12 Development Outcome Scores

Numbers at the left end of each bar are the total number of companies rated.
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Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry

Agribusiness & Forestry
$ millions, for the years ended June 30 FY12 FY11
IFC commitments 1,021 512
Loans 897 352
Equity 64 101
Guarantees and risk management 60 58
Core Mobilization Commitments* 330 175
Total commitments 1,351 687
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 3,556 3,095
Committed portfolio for Loan Syndications** 346 372
Total portfolio 3,902 3,467

*Including Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans and ALPS), IFC Initiatives, AMC, and Other Mobilization by Decision, as applicable for this Industry.

**Including B-Loans, ALPS and Agented Parallel Loans.

Development Reach

Agribusiness & Forestry Portfolio New Business
CY10 CY11 FY12
Employment 366,457 386,145 8,629
Female Employment 107,933 116,987 3,679
Number of Farmers* 2,512,370 3,296,544 467,771
Number of MSMEs Reached (#)* 804,610 1,020,564 NA
Domestic Purchase of Goods and Services ($ million) 2,629 4,560 1,960
Payments to Government ($ million) 1,431 1,006 497

*Including all reach in IFC.

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