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May 5, 2020
Business models utilizing artificial intelligence can help meet rising global demand for food and support a more inclusive and sustainable food system by: (1) enhancing the resilience of farming methods; (2) reducing the cost of quality inputs and services to underserved farmers; and (3) improving market access to facilitate smallholder farmer integration into regional and global supply chains. Although nascent in emerging economies, applications for artificial intelligence in agribusiness will proliferate as farmers’ access to the Internet and adoption of smart devices increases across low-income countries.
English | 8 Pages - May - Note 82 | 2020 IFC
Apr 8, 2020
A Practical Guide for Building a Robust Food Safety Management System
English | 423 pages | 2020 IFC
Feb 5, 2020
Improving Standards, Speeding Business Growth
English | Vietnamese
Oct 17, 2019
Addressing the constraints for private sector development at national and sectoral levels is a critical element of the Government of South Africa’s plan to scale-up investment over the next five years, and thereby stimulate job creation and promote inclusive growth. The South Africa CPSD contributes to this effort by identifying policy actions and interventions in key sectors of the economy where short-to-medium term reforms could unlock investment and jobs.
English | 146 pages | 2019 IFC
Jan 17, 2019
Crops Receipts—A New Financing Instrument For Africa
English | 84 pages | 2019 | IFC/FAO
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Nov 29, 2017
Accelerating investment in climate-smart agriculture requires governments to create supportive environments, the private sector to commit to greener supply chains, for farmers to adopt more sustainable agronomic practices, and for financial institutions to offer innovative financing models. IFC, through its investment and advisory services, is committed to being a trusted partner and helping clients achieve the results that they desire.
English | 48 Pages | November 2017 | IFC
Feb 21, 2017
This report was prepared by IFC as part of a work program on women’s employment in agribusiness funded by the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Window of the Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality. Download full report or read five individual case studies.
English | 125 Pages | September 2016 | IFC
Oct 25, 2016
Expanding access to markets, financing and storage, inputs and technology for smallholder farmers is a central element to eliminating extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. This case study highlights the developmental impact of an unusual IFC and GAFSP led investment in a semi-greenfield company in the agribusiness sector in Bhutan.
English | 12 Pages | © IFC, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
This publication explores benefits of a good food safety management system for a company and offers practical advice to companies that would like to improve it.
English | 16 Pages | © IFC, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
The goal of this publication is to help companies learn to build a strong food safety culture, learn from others, and get the most out of their investments in time and money.
English | 40 Pages | © IFC, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
IFC presents five in-depth case studies of inclusive businesses and identifies the common strategies these companies are employing to do business with people living at the base of the pyramid. Ranging in geographies and sectors (agriculture, education, financial services, and healthcare), each company has a unique path but their shared strategies provides insights that can spark innovation among future business entrepreneurs. The case studies are based on interviews with the companies’ founders, chief executive, and senior management.
Sep 16, 2016
Probiotech is a leading processor and producer of animal health and nutrition products in Nepal. The agribusiness was founded in 2000 and produces animal feed for small-scale farmers in Nepal, among other lines of work. The company improves the productivity of its 12,000 feed customers by offering training on farm management and by leveraging its extensive distribution network to provide high quality inputs. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
May 1, 2016
This publication provides insights into how to maximize the benefits and reduce costs related to food safety.
English | Russian | Vietnamese
Mar 31, 2016
The EHS Guidelines for Annual Crop Production include information relevant to large-scale production, harvesting, post harvesting processing and storage of major annual crops, including cereals, pulses, roots and tubers, oil-bearing crops, fiber crops, vegetables, and fodder crops, located in both temperate and tropical regions. It does not include the processing of raw materials into semi-finished and finished products.
35 pages | © March 2016 World Bank Group | Complimentary
Nov 23, 2015
The EHS Guidelines for Perennial Crop Production include information relevant to large-scale plantation crops and outgrower systems and focuses on the primary production and harvesting through farming and plantation forestry of major multi-year food, fiber, energy, ornamental, and pharmaceutical crops, located in both temperate and tropical regions.
35 pages | © November 2015 World Bank Group | Complimentary
Oct 19, 2015
This report was developed as part of IFC Agricultural Finance and Post-Harvest Handling Program in Vietnam, funded by the Canada-Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and IFC. The overall goal of this multi-year program is to improve sustainable rural growth in Vietnam, leading to an increased net income of USD 36.6 million for farmers by 2019. Specifically on agricultural financing, the program aims to support financial institutions in building capacity in order to expand financing to the agricultural sector, to farmers and value chain players.
Aug 3, 2015
This briefing note captures the lessons learned from a recent IFC pilot program in Kenya that explored ways to harness private innovation, technical skills, and financing to equitably increase access to safe water and sanitation for underserved consumers.
16 pages | © August 2015 IFC | Complimentary|
May 27, 2015
This report has been written for emerging market private equity fund managers. It highlights trends in private equity investment in emerging markets agribusiness and promotes adopting environmental and social management systems to generate sustainable financial returns. This report has been jointly produced by Credit Suisse, CDC Group plc, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
44 pages | © May 2015 IFC | Complimentary
Feb 12, 2015
The EHS Guidelines for Vegetable Oil Production and Processing are applicable to facilities that textract and process oils and fats from a variety of seeds, grains, and nuts; these include canola, castor, cottonseed, mustard, olive, palm, palm-kernel, peanut (groundnut), rapeseed, safflower, sesame, soybean, and sunflower.
24 pages | © February 2015 World Bank Group | Complimentary
Feb 4, 2015
IFC’s new study ‘Corridors for Shared Prosperity’ contributes to building a shared understanding of successful approaches and challenges in replication. It proposes a framework for systematic replication using examples of 11 Indian inclusive businesses that have been replicated across border. It analyzes the demand for inclusive business models in Africa in three high-impact focus sectors for transfer: agriculture, healthcare and renewable energy, and discusses key drivers of transfer of inclusive models from India to Africa. The study is a foundational effort to encourage systematic transfer of Indian inclusive business models, and to lay down a framework based on empirical evidence to guide such work.
Dec 31, 2014
This Good Practice Note contributes to IFC's continued commitment to supporting clients in a responsible and forward-looking approach to traditional livestock production and aquaculture in intensive and extensive systems to, among other things, help producers access and maintain entry to high quality and value market segments.
29 pages | © December 2014 IFC | Complimentary
Dec 12, 2014
IFC recently commissioned a series of studies to better understand the impact that adoption of efficient irrigation technology can have on smallholders’ farming practices and livelihoods. The studies also analyzed the main factors that enable the adoption of such technology, focusing in particular on assessing the financing solutions for smallholder investments in efficient irrigation. The highlights from these studies are presented in this brochure.
Nov 30, 2014
IFC partnered with Unifrutti, an international fruit exporter with a local presence in the Philippines, to help build the management capacity of local farmers and provide technical training that helps growers maintain soil quality, recycle water, and produce quality crops.
Region: East Asia & the Pacific / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness