Donor support to youth agribusiness: Right assumptions?
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
A CGIAR Research Center
Donor support to youth
agribusiness: the right
Tuesday 25th June 2019
Annual Food Technology Department workshop
Department of Food Industry- National Research
“Science, technology and
innovation (STI) is critical for
creating comparative advantages
in Africa’s agro-industry
Unido, May 2011
“Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses
could create a trillion-dollar food
market by 2030 if they can expand
their access to more capital,
electricity, better technology and
irrigated land to grow high-value
World Bank, March 2013
For the private sector to
meaningfully contribute to
inclusive growth, policy should be
steered towards innovative
including fostering appropriate
partnerships among public, private
and civil society organizations.
AFDB April 2014
The linkages between the future of agriculture, the
transformation of rural spaces and the
need to provide youth with the conditions for a
decent and meaningful life, raise many questions about the
role that donors can play.
Donor engagement with rural youth
Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, May 2018, 72 pages
While the majority of food
economy jobs are in agriculture,
off-farm employment in food-
related manufacturing and service
activities is increasing as the food
economy adapts to rapid
population growth, urbanisation
and rising incomes.
Agriculture, Food and Jobs in West Africa
OECD, April 2018. 32 pages
Food imports to Africa are not only
driven by “foreign” exporters but
can also be in the interest of
domestic private and public parties
who benefit from tariffs and
licensing fees. It is often easier and
more rewarding to rely on imports
than reforming border-rules with
African neighbours or supporting
smallholder farmers and source
food from domestic rural areas.
It is for African policymakers to find
the right balance between the
interests of local producers, aiming
at higher prices, and poorer urban
population, aiming at lower prices.
productivity gains in crucial
sectors (i.e. financial services,
education, health, retail,
agriculture, and government)
in Africa are predicted to
reach between US$ 148bn
and US$ 318bn by 2025.
Trade: Food import in 2016 (mio. tons)
Trade: Food import in 2016 (bio. USD)
Africa's food import bill stands at $35 billion
but is aggravated by food losses in the
The continent's food import bill could go up to
$110 billion by 2025
The Lancet Global Health
Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2015,
Dietary transition: the agricultural
General figures on agricultural transformation in developing countries considered
by donors indicate that while perhaps 30% of the farmers may be able to join,
take advantage and grow, up to 70% is bound to lose.
As a result alternative development plans or social protection must be developed
for the majority.
Some go even as far as saying that development agencies should focus on the
food and nutrition security of the 70%, and leave the 30% to others.
Aligning Agricultural and Rural Development and Trade policies
to improve sustainable development impact
ECDPM DISCUSSION PAPER No. 221, Feb.2018
Private sector: Farm ownership: % of National
Landholdings held by Urban Households
SASME Project is building on the extensive experience of the EU
in supporting the establishment of different credit lines over the
past two decades. Its credit line will serve the same objectives
and target groups as ADP is serving today.
The Agent Bank (CIB) contract was signed with MALR and CIB in
Six participating banks signed their respective contracts. They
are; (1) National Bank of Egypt (NBE); (2) Bank of Alexandria
(BOA); (3) Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBE); (4) The
Principle Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit (PBDAC).
The Commercial International Bank (CIB) is acting as a
participating bank in addition to its function as Agent Bank.
Support to Agricultural SME (SASME)
Geographic Distribution of Disbursed Loans
Disbursed Loans Classified by Sector