How OPIC supports food security in the developing world
Over the past 10 years, OPIC has grown its agribusiness portfolio ten-fold. This infographic highlights projects OPIC has supported from Haiti to Moldova to Sub-Saharan Africa and illustrates not only OPIC’s commitment to improving food security, but also the recognition that increasing food production is only part of the challenge of reducing hunger and malnutrition.
OPIC speaks of agribusiness, rather than agriculture, in recognition of the critical role of improved food storage and transportation. While producing more food is essential to feed a growing world, farmers also need to be able to get the food they produce to processors and markets, or they will lose money and lose incentive to increase output. The agribusiness projects OPIC has supported range from providing microfinance loans to small farmers to strengthening agriculture supply chains.