FDBusiness.com

IFAD and EIB Join Forces in Support of Agricultural Development

 Breaking News
  • Discovery, Plant-Based and Alternatives Lead the Top Ten Trends For 2019 Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019. The connected world has led consumers of all ages to become more knowledgeable of other cultures, contributing to 35 percent growth of “discovery” claims, when comparing 2017 and 2016 new product launch [...]...
  • Pearse Lyons Brewery to Open New Facility at Historic Irish Site Alltech Beverage Division Ireland (ABDI) has made an announcement about the planned opening of a new brewery at the historic site of the old MacArdle Moore Brewery in Dundalk. The new Pearse Lyons Brewery will incorporate the relocation of the Station Works Brewery in Newry, which was acquired by the late Dr. Pearse Lyons in [...]...
  • WRAP Comes Up With Winning Formula to Tackle Milk Waste A new report from the UK’s leading sustainability experts WRAP shows for the first time the scale of milk wastes across the food chain, from processing to our homes, and highlights ways we can significantly reduce the 330,000 tonnes of total milk lost each year, worth more than £150 million. Milk waste in the home is [...]...
  • Samworth Brothers Launches New Fitness-focused Ready Meal Range With Innovative Identity by Brandon Leading British food manufacturer Samworth Brothers is launching a ground-breaking range of ready meals to appeal to everyday athletes, with brand identity and packaging by design consultancy Brandon. Responding to an increasing consumer demand for healthier convenience options, the meals, which come in three variants – Cajun Chicken, Turmeric Chicken and Pad Thai Chicken – are [...]...
  • Premier Foods Shows Resilience Premier Foods has reported a 1.3% increase in group revenue to £358.0 million and a 6.2% rise in trading profit to £51.0 million for the 26 weeks ended 29 September 2018. The group’s largest brand, Mr Kipling, was key to this growth following an excellent consumer response to its relaunch in the UK with revenues [...]...

IFAD and EIB Join Forces in Support of Agricultural Development

IFAD and EIB Join Forces in Support of Agricultural Development
April 20
15:44 2016

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to reinforce and expand cooperation between the two organisations. The agreement reflects the shared focus of IFAD and EIB on developing agribusiness and creating jobs and prosperity in the countries where the two organisations both operate. In the context of recent international agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the partnership will focus on investments in agriculture which will result in sustainable and inclusive economic growth and continued food supplies for a growing population.

Through this partnership, the two organisations aim to share knowledge, implement joint projects and provide financial instruments, such as loans and guarantees, to better channel crucial financing to help smallholder farmers maximise their potential.

EuropeanInvestmentBankLogoPim van Ballekom, EIB Vice-President, says: “Agriculture and agribusiness play a very important role throughout the world, especially in developing and emerging economies, as these sectors are huge employers and key to social issues such as livelihoods and food security. They have the ability to create more jobs and to further drive growth in a sustainable manner. But to achieve this, they need the correct approach to investment, as well as sufficient funding. They deserve our full attention and support and this is where the EIB and IFAD can make a real impact.”

“IFAD and EIB share a common belief in the importance of investing in smallholder famers and in developing rural areas. Through the Sustainable Development Goals, the world has envisioned an inspiring future. By sharing our knowledge and working together, our two organisations can make a real contribution to ending hunger, achieving food security and ensuring that agriculture is a sustainable business,” adds Associate Vice-President Henock Kifle of IFAD.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • November 21, 2018expoSE European Asparagus and Strawberry Fair
  • November 27, 2018Health Ingredients Europe
  • November 28, 2018FOOD & LIFE
  • December 3, 2018P&P 2018
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Finance

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements