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Fats & Oils



A competitive oilseed industry has and will continue to play an important role in the rural development in less developed countries by:


  • promoting the growth of oilseed production and/or processing and associated industries
  • supporting the development and intensification of livestock production systems,
  • keeping consumer prices (oils and livestock products) low while providing safe consumer products.


As of June 30, 2011, IFC's portfolio in this sector was $220 million or 7% of IFC's total agribusiness portfolio.


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