Agribusiness & Forestry
Agriculture is strongly linked to poverty reduction. IFC supports sustainable and socially inclusive agribusiness in multiple ways. 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 improve productivity and reduce costs through technology and resource optimization.
In FY19, our long-term commitments in agribusiness and forestry totaled about $866 million, including $365 million mobilized from other investors.
Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry
|Agribusiness & Forestry
$ millions, for the year ending June 30
|Long-term investment commitments||501|
|Guarantees and risk management||10|
|Portfolio Exposure** for IFC's account||3,809|
|Committed portfolio for loan syndications***||1,194|
|Total committed portfolio||5,003|
* * Including Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans), IFC Initiatives, AMC, Other Mobilization by Decision, and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Mobilization.
** Portfolio exposure is defined as the sum of the (i) committed exposure for IFC’s debt investments, (ii) fair market value of IFC’s equity investments, and (iii) total undisbursed equity commitments. *** Including B-Loans, Agented Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans.
|Agribusiness & Forestry||Portfolio|
|Number of farmers1||3,726,428||5,295,527|
|Domestic purchase of goods and services ($ millions)||14,807||18,099|
|Payments to governments ($ millions)||1,462||1,158|
1 Includes data from IFC clients that may not be mapped to this industry sector.