Agribusiness & Forestry

Overview

  • PROMOTING INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

    by focusing on opportunities for small farmers, women, and risk management

  • SUPPORTING SUSTAINABILITY

    by helping the sector reduce its footprint

  • ENHANCING FOOD SECURITY

    by increasing production, reducing losses, and raising incomes

 

IFC has made agribusiness a priority because of its potential for broad development impact and especially strong role in poverty reduction. We combine investments and advisory services to help the sector address higher demand and escalating food prices in an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive way. 

In the fiscal year ended in June 2015, we invested $3.2 billion across the agribusiness supply chain—from farm to retail—to help boost production, increase liquidity, improve logistics and distribution, and expand access to credit for small farmers.. At the end of the fiscal year, IFC’s committed portfolio for our own account stood at $3.4 billion.

 

 

Development Reach

The impact of IFC clients in agribusiness in 2014:

475,000 JOBS SUPPORTED
135,000 JOBS FOR WOMEN SUPPORTED
3.4 MILLION FARMERS REACHED
$1 BILLION IN PAYMENTS
TO GOVERNMENTS
$17 BILLION IN DOMESTIC PURCHASE
OF GOODS & SERVICES

A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.

The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.

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