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


Financing from farm to fork...

FMO invests across the value chain - enhancing food security, supporting 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 these challenges by focusing investments across the value chain. 

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.

FMO finances companies throughout the agribusiness value chain:

• Primary production: crops, livestock, production, and fishing
• Processing: crushing, storage, handling & packaging
• Trade: trading, and exporting
• Distribution: logistics, and retail

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Financing Smallholders

FMO and Initiatief Duurzame Handel (Sustainable Trade Initiative) offer support to co-finance smallholder farmers with the supply chain companies that source directly from these farmers.

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Bringing cocoa home to Ghana with Niche

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Local-for-local production in Zambia

Yalelo is a fully integrated tilapia farm in Zambia. FMO supports this leading regional aquaculture player boosting local-for-local production and affordability of proteins. Yalelo has a positive impact on the local economy and job creation (it currently employs 700 people) and is contributing to the development of the broader local aquaculture sector by providing smallholder tilapia farmers with inputs and training.

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