The agriculture, food and fisheries sectors are key contributors to economic growth in the world’s rural and coastal regions. They also play a vital role in food security, heathy diets and resilience to climate change.
We invest across the entire agri-food and fishery value chain, as well as foster innovative and sustainable bio-resource pathways that are critical for greening the economy.
This is the story of a sugar cane company on an island two thousand kilometres off the southern African coast. The company managers faced big changes. But they responded with one innovation after another. They found a partner in the European Investment Bank, and over six years they built a set of businesses that could survive the kind of shock that threatened them. And they did it all while protecting the environment of their tiny homeland in the Indian Ocean.