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Sep 21, 2021
According to the FAO, women make up on average 43% of the agricultural workforce in developing countries. Female participation in value chains is critical, yet they still face gender-specific constraints and challenges in owning, accessing, and controlling resources that affect their productivity, livelihood, and income. These are stories of collaboration, gender advancement, and women empowerment. Our protagonists have many things in common: they are women, they are farmers, and they have benefited from their participation in IFC and its partners’ initiatives in agribusiness value chains. We believe in creating and implementing Gender-Smart Solutions to close gender gaps in the sector, thus increasing agricultural yields and revenues, improving wages, and helping women expand to new, favorable markets. In our experience, supporting women as agents of change positively impacts the well-being of their communities.
Sep 9, 2021
The Vietnam Country Private Sector Diagnostic provides IFC & World Bank analysis of private investment opportunities, constraints, and policy recommendations.
English | 123 pages | 2021 IFC
Sep 1, 2021
Nutrient requirements are frequently not met due to the limited availability and affordability of an adequately diverse diet that includes plant-and animal-source foods. Food fortification refers to the addition of one or more nutrients to a food, during or after processing. The industrial fortification of foods started almost 100 years ago to address diseases/disorders of public health concern resulting from inadequate intake of specific micronutrients from the population’s food base. Due to these early successes, fortification continues to be an important strategy to ensure the required intake of nutrients where they are not adequately supplied by the normal diet.
English | 47 pages | IFC 2021
Jul 19, 2021
The Malawi Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations for private sector development.
English | 129 pages | 2021 IFC
Jun 17, 2021
This report was developed as part of IFC’s advisory activities to support and strengthen food safety systems in emerging markets.
English | 146 pages | IFC 2021
Apr 20, 2021
This document provides guidelines for food safety specialists and consultants on coaching client food safety teams. The main objective is to ensure a consistent approach across all food safety projects. The guidelines are not intended to replace engagement with experienced specialists or consultants during the project.
English | 60 pages | IFC 2021
Feb 8, 2021
IFC’s Women in Agribusiness Value Chains program works with agribusiness clients across the world to help them close gender gaps and realize the benefits of gender inclusion in their value chain.
English | 2 pages | IFC 2021
Jan 26, 2021
The Ukraine Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English | 154 pages | 2021 IFC
Dec 21, 2020
The Egypt Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English - 144 pages | Arabic - 119 pages | 2020 IFC
Dec 9, 2020
The case study explores how the company has implemented a holistic approach towards the prevention of gender-based violence and sexual harassment within the workplace and its worker housing complexes.
10 pages | © December 2020 IFC | Complimentary
Oct 9, 2020
Despite their contributions, women in agriculture face unique challenges that hamper their productivity, in turn weakening rural economies, the businesses that depend on them, and the global food chain. This factsheet presents an overview of IFC’s Women in Agribusiness Value Chains program working with agribusiness clients across the world to help them close gender gaps and realize the benefits of gender inclusion in their value chain.
English | 2 pages | 2020 IFC
Aug 27, 2020
Addressing the constraints for greater private sector development will stimulate good jobs, growth and post COVID-19 recovery in Senegal. To do so, this CPSD identifies economywide policies and key interventions in Agriculture and Agribusiness, Education, Tourism and Housing.
English | 102 pages | 2020 IFC
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.