The EBRD and FAO's joint efforts resulted in the creation of EastAgri
, a network of international financial institutions (IFIs), development organisations and private banks that support agriculture and agribusiness investment in transition countries. The objective is to share information, best practices and lessons learned among key practitioners working in 38 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Baltic states and the Caucasus. The success of the EastAgri network has been replicated with MedAgri, which covers four countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region. Both networks are run with the support of the World Bank and other IFIs.
In addition, the EBRD partners with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), especially in the SEMED, the Caucasus and Central Asian countries.
The EBRD is also cooperating with universities research institutes to link agribusinesses with pioneering research in order to support private sector growth and innovation.