Agribusiness, Food, & Water | Key Sectors | Dutch Development Bank


Financing from farm to fork...

Investing across the agribusiness value chain to enhance food security, support sustainability and promoting inclusive development. 

Over the coming decades, the global population will increase to over 9 billion with fewer resources available. FMO has made Agribusiness a priority to help meet this challenge by investing across the value chain - enhancing food security, supporting sustainability and promoting inclusive development.

Since 2012, FMO has built up a highly diverse and financially healthy portfolio in Agribusiness, food & water (AFW) across Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

We offer various forms of financing, including long-term loans, equity, mezzanine and working capital finance. We tailor our funding package to meet the changing needs of your agribusiness company. Whenever possible we also provide our funding in local currencies.

FMO finances companies throughout the agribusiness value chain:

  • Primary production: crops, livestock, production, and fishing
  • Processing: crushing, storage, manufacturing & packaging
  • Trade: sourcing trading, and exporting
  • Distribution: cold chain & logistics, and retail
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Decarbonizing the agri value chain

This edition of our Future-minded magazine focuses on how companies in the agriculture and food sector are advancing their decarbonization journey and how they look beyond their own production to reduce emissions along their value chain.

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Why we must take soil more seriously

Trees hold CO2, we all know that by now. But so does soil — if you treat it in the right way. In this podcast, FMO’s Pieternel Boogaard, Director of Agribusiness, Food and Water, and Barbara Baarsma, CEO of Rabo Carbo Bank and Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Amsterdam, talk about investing in soil management.

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Agribusiness investments disclosed on our world map

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Planting more then trees

The Ghanaian timber industry has long fed off the natural resources of the country. As a result, the Ghanaian forests have almost disappeared. However, the population continues to grow and due to economic development, the demand for wood is high. Miro Forestry builds wood plantations and at the same time replants forests that are not for logging.

Financing forests

Forestry approach

Investing in sustainable forestry contributes to curbing deforestation and climate change

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