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.
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.
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.