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Uzbekistan's financial sector lacks the skills and tools needed to serve the country's sizable agricultural market. But IFC's Central Asia Agri-Financing Project is advising local financial institutions and helping develop effective lending products.
We lose or waste one-quarter to one-third of all food produced for human consumption, according to the quarterly Food Price Watch.
Boosted by a $1.5 million loan from IFC – its first investment in mushrooms – Georgian producer Tetri Kudi is expanding capacity more than 20 percent and hopes to begin exporting to Russia.
Sustainable forestry management strikes a balance between demand for forest products and the preservation of healthy forests over the long term. It is crucial for maintaining the economic and environmental benefits of forests.
Without water security, food security is impossible to achieve. For many regions, including parts of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, water scarcity is a crisis.

IFC's Strategy in Agribusiness

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. We also support global initiatives for sustainable production of agricultural commodities.

Overview of IFC's Work in Agribusiness

 

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