Owned by 186 member countries and consistently rated AAA/Aaa. IFC aims to achieve our mission of promoting development by providing debt and equity to the private sector, through a range of benchmark and bespoke products.
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.
IFC invests 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.
The impact of IFC clients in agribusiness in 2021:
Jobs for women supported
Domestic purchase of goods and services
At a Glance
To help clients prefinance inventories, seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals for farmers, IFC offers working capital facilities. We are helping clients maintain competitiveness, upgrade sanitary and food safety standards, and expand market access.
In FY22, our long-term commitments in agribusiness and forestry totaled about $1.1 billion, including $408 million mobilized from other investors.
Areas of Focus
We combine investments and advisory services to help the private sector address the world’s soaring demand for food in an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive way.
Our approach in agribusiness is comprehensive and comprises the full value chain. We aim to bring land into sustainable production, improve productivity by transferring technologies and practices, and make the best use of water and other natural resources. As urbanization continues, we work to support efficient supply chains to bring safe, affordable food to cities.