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IFC considers $120m loan to Olam ag supply chains

Uganda, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea are among the target countries for the proposed crop-financing program, which aims to improve market access for 40,000 smallholders.

Exclusive: IFAD/Ant ag financing tie-up to offer $170m in China grants

IFAD’s representative in China and Mongolia tells Agri Investor the online payments powerhouse will provide market intelligence to help evaluate business proposals.

IDB backs ag credit in seven LatAm countries with $45m loan

Paolo Bazan of IDB Invest tells Agri Investor that foreign insurance companies and pension funds are increasingly willing to provide long-term financing to export-focused agribusinesses in Latin America.

EBRD joins syndicates backing Turkish ag exporter

EBRD principal banker Nazli Arikan tells Agri Investor that the $48m in credit, offered alongside other DFIs and private lenders, will help Tiryaki Agro reorient its strategy to focus more on organic exports.

Exclusive: Rabobank mulls securitization of UN fund loans

Director of sustainability Bas Ruter tells Agri Investor how the Dutch bank hopes to securitize loans provided through a $1bn facility established alongside the UN once enough investments have been made.

EBRD mulls $40m loan for Ukraine’s Nibulon

The development bank is considering a cash infusion to finance an infrastructure upgrade at the country’s largest grain trader, a project estimated to cost $140m.

IDB invests $55m to boost Haiti agri productivity through tech upgrade

Lack of financing is one constraint faced by the country as it seeks to bolster the most important sector of its economy, the bank said.

EBRD doubles up on Ukrainian grain

After providing $40m to GNT in 2015, the development bank has approved a fresh infusion of funds to help the grain operator improve its infrastructure.

Syngenta, USAID partner again on food security

The Swiss agrochemicals company and the development agency have renewed their commitment to work together towards developing agriculture in Africa, Asia and Latin America, renewing a partnership that began in 2013.

EIB commits $10m to Ethiopia-focused fund

The investment in Cepheus Growth Capital Partners' maiden vehicle will help boost the country's agriculture and agro-processing sectors.

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