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Agribusiness & Forestry

Agriculture plays an important role in poverty reduction. The agricultural sector often accounts for at least half of GDP and employment in many developing countries.

IFC helps the private sector to support agribusiness in a sustainable and socially inclusive way. We offer working-capital facilities to help clients finance inventories and inputs for farmers. We invest in infrastructure such as warehouses and cold storages. We work to improve productivity and reduce costs through technology and resource optimization.

In FY18, our long-term commitments in agribusiness and forestry totaled nearly $1.6 billion, including $629 million mobilized from other investors.

FY18 Development Results

Numbers at the left end of each bar are the total number of companies rated.

Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry

Agribusiness & Forestry
$ millions, for the year ending June 30
Long-term investment commitments 956
Loans 848
Equity 95
Guarantees and risk management 13
Core mobilization1 629
Total commitments 1,585
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 3,866
Committed portfolio for loan syndications2 1,301
Total committed portfolio 5,167

1 Includes Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans), IFC Initiatives, AMC, Other Mobilization by Decision, and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Mobilization.
2 Includes B-Loans, Agented Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans.

Development Reach

Agribusiness & Forestry Portfolio
  CY16 CY17
Employment 410,889 464,032
Female employment 122,610 130,968
Farmers reached1 3,018,978 3,726,428
Domestic purchase of goods and services ($ millions) 14,841 14,807
Payments to governments ($ millions) 1,105 1,462

1 Includes data from IFC clients that may not be mapped to this industry sector.