“IFC and Agribusiness in a Changing Environment” is a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership “Food for All”. The event will convene private sector, knowledge institutions and NGOs engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.
IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. Both private sector and IFC can bring current and upcoming activities in relevant countries to the table and explore opportunities for cooperation.
Objective of the event
IFC is looking for ideas, technologies and investment opportunities in agribusiness for agro-food companies in the Netherlands and other countries (priority on emerging markets countries). The impact and aptitude of both state of the art technologies and smart low tech solutions to solve climate related agricultural challenges in developing countries will be a focus topic of discussion.
A second topic will be GAFSP as a source of funding. GAFSP is blended financing of concessional and commercial funding, directed for IDA (poorest) countries with smallholder impact. GAFSP project themes include small farmer inclusion, productivity improvement, climate smart agriculture, gender and nutrition. If necessary, GAFSP can provide funds for agricultural investments that are smaller than the usual IFC investments.
Please register before October 24 by email. You can find more details on the programme and workshop in the inviration. Specify your interest in the specific workshops, with:
- Workshop 1 and/or 5:
- Workshop 3 and/or 4:
- Workshop 2 and/or 6:
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