As developing countries' populations grow, demand for food will continue to rise disproportionately. Meeting this demand with available resources of land and water requires a focus on sustainable production and resource efficiency.
IFC seeks commercially viable solutions and helps companies set benchmarks for responsible production in line with industry best practices. The initiatives we support enhance sustainability across the agribusiness value chain.
IFC is involved in a number of agribusiness commodity roundtables to advance environmentally and socially responsible business practices across supply chains. We work with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure responsible production, processing, and trading of agricultural commodities.
IFC is a voting member of the following commodity roundtables:
The GMAP is a database—displayed as an online, interactive world map—that collects data on environmental and social risks associated with about 250 country-commodity combinations across the globe. Using a methodology aligned with IFC’s Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, GMAP can provide an early assessment of risks related to agri-commodity production as well as detailed risk-management support.
Click here to learn about and participate in 2017 GMAP Pilot program.