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Industry Results

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 has an important role to play in poverty reduction. The agricultural sector often accounts for at least half of GDP and employment in many developing countries, which makes it a priority for IFC. 

IFC provides support for the private sector to address rising demand in an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive way. To help clients finance inventories, seeds, fertilizers, chemicals, and fuel for farmers, IFC offers working-capital facilities. To facilitate trade and lower costs, we pursue investments in infrastructure such as warehouses and cold-storage facilities. To bring land into sustainable production, we work to improve productivity by transferring technologies and making the best use of resources. 

In FY13, our new commitments in agribusiness and forestry totaled nearly $1.3 billion, accounting for about 7 percent of commitments for IFC’s own account.

FY13 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 FY13
IFC commitments 1,278 1,021
Loans 1,073 897
Equity 72 64
Guarantees and risk management 133 60
Core Mobilization Commitments* 525 330
Total commitments 1,803 1,351
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 4,251 3,556
Committed portfolio for Loan Syndications** 440 346
Total portfolio 4,691 3,902

*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 (FY12 only), and Agented Parallel Loans.

Development Reach

Agribusiness & Forestry Portfolio
CY11 CY12
Employment 386,145 421,503
Female Employment 116,987 124,003
Number of Farmers* 3,296,544 3,084,783
Number of MSMEs Reached ** 1,020,564 2,012,360
Domestic Purchase of Goods and Services ($ million) 4,560 6,697
Payments to Government ($ million) 1,006 1,438

* Including all reach in IFC.
** One client in Latin America and the Caribbean contributed 1,008,864 MSME reached in CY12.

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