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What we do in Agribusiness

Our involvement in the agribusiness sector spans all activities throughout the production chain, from farming, processing and trading to food distribution, packaging and retail. The Bank also plays a major role in developing the sector by supporting local and foreign corporate clients as well as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Did you know?

In 2012 ten per cent of the Bank’s investments were conducted in the Agribusiness sector.

Current focus and key challenges

  • Development of local supply chains to increase efficient production 
  • Introducing financing schemes that tackle the chronic lack of capital in the sector 
  • Intensifying our policy dialogue efforts, bringing together investors, distributors, processors and retailers in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, to stimulate discussion on the possibilities of improving agricultural practices and removing current obstacles.
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Farmer

From field to supermarket

Once refered to as the ‘ bread basket of Europe’ , our region accounts for around 20 per cent of the world’s potential arable land.

Agribusiness

Key facts about our work in this sector

Number of projects
451
Total project value
€18.6 billion
Net business volume
€7.0 billion

Investments in Agribusiness

Current projects by region


Sub-sector breakdown

Private Sector for Food Security Initiative: Annual Report 2013

Food security has remained at the top of policy-makers’ agendas following the 2007-08 global food crisis. With a rising world population and changes in consumption trends, private sector investment can bridge the gap between food demand and supply. For a second year, the EBRD successfully leveraged its relationships with the private and the public sectors to improve the business environment for agribusinesses in all stages of the food value chain.

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Our Agribusiness Strategy

The Agribusiness Sector Strategy was approved by the EBRD board on 6th July 2010.

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Medium-Sized Projects Facility

The EBRD Mid-Sized Projects Facility (MPF) addresses the needs of mid-sized enterprises for fast approval of financing and simplified procedures. Technical Cooperation (TC) Funds may be available to cover part of the due diligence and legal costs.

Factsheet (109KB - PDF)

Agribusiness Sustainable Investment Facility

Capital investments into energy efficient and environmentally sustainable operations can increase the resilience, profitability and ‘green credentials’ of your business.

Factsheet (1MB - PDF)

CONTACTS

Tel:
+44 20 7338 6293
Fax: 
+44 20 7338 7710
Email
Director:
Gilles Mettetal