The World Bank works with countries to expand agriculture financing, improve irrigation and give women farmers the right tools and opportunities. The Bank provides innovation, infrastructure and resources so that the agriculture sector:
is Climate-Smart: more productive and resilient in the face of climate change while reducing emissions;
improves livelihoods and creates more and better jobs;
boosts agribusiness by building inclusive and efficient value chains; and
helps farmers produce safe,nutritious food for everyone, everywhere, every day.
In recent years, IEG has undertaken a series of evaluations of World Bank Group’s support to agriculture, rural development and agribusiness and other relevant fields such as rural finance, land redistribution, safeguards and sustainability policies, and competitive grant schemes. These evaluations aim to provide an opportunity for the institution to learn from the past experiences and to inform emerging strategies and programs.