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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.

FY19 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 501
Loans 452
Equity 39
Guarantees and risk management 10
Core mobilization* 365
Total commitments 866
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.

Development Reach

Agribusiness & Forestry Portfolio
  CY17 CY18
Employment 464,032 404,859
Female employment 130,968 121,036
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.