Agribusiness & Forestry
Agriculture plays an important role in poverty reduction. The agricultural sector often accounts for at least half of GDP and employment in many developing countries.
IFC helps the private sector to support agribusiness in a sustainable and socially inclusive way. 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 work to improve productivity and reduce costs through technology and resource optimization.
In FY18, our long-term commitments in agribusiness and forestry totaled nearly $1.6 billion, including $629 million mobilized from other investors.
Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry
|Agribusiness & Forestry
$ millions, for the year ending June 30
|Long-term investment commitments||956|
|Guarantees and risk management||13|
|Committed portfolio for IFC's account||3,866|
|Committed portfolio for loan syndications2||1,301|
|Total committed portfolio||5,167|
1 Includes Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans), IFC Initiatives, AMC, Other Mobilization by Decision, and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Mobilization.
2 Includes B-Loans, Agented Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans.
|Agribusiness & Forestry||Portfolio|
|Domestic purchase of goods and services ($ millions)||14,841||14,807|
|Payments to governments ($ millions)||1,105||1,462|
1 Includes data from IFC clients that may not be mapped to this industry sector.