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Food Security

How the EBRD boosts food security

The EBRD plays a major role in promoting food security through its investments and policy support. Food production is mainly a private sector activity and tapping the potential of private business is one of our notable strengths. In addition, we work closely with public bodies to enhance policies that support food security in a sustainable way.

With over €14 billion invested in agribusiness, the EBRD is already the largest provider of finance to the sector in the regions where we operate.

We invest in the whole food value-chain, from farming and processing to logistics and retail. Improving infrastructure and trade links is especially vital for targeting investment bottlenecks.

The EBRD also provides technical assistance to support stable and transparent policy frameworks and thus to enable private sector investments in food security. Greater public and private coordination through policy dialogue increases food market transparency and policy predictability to boost food production.