Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Global market trends in the food and beverage sector offer tremendous opportunities for business creation and economic growth. The Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program supports the growth of competitive agro-processing enterprises by advancing innovation in products, processes, and business models. The program has launched Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Centers in Tanzania and Nepal.



This report presents lessons learned from various models that public and private sector programs use to stimulate the growth of agro-processing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through linkages to larger firms in developing countries.

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The World Bank’s Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program supports the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agribusiness sector. In Tanzania, the program is establishing a new Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Center (AEC) that will provide local companies with access to finance market...

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The market for value-added agribusiness products is on the rise. But how can developing economies seize this opportunity? This report is an introduction to the approach of the World Bank's Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.


It offers an effective "how to" course for professionals looking to use business incubation to enable the start-up and growth of innovative agribusiness enterprises in developing countries and interested in designing a new agribusiness incubator or strengthening an existing one. Through a...

This report examines the feasibility of an Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) in the agro-processing sector in Nepal and proposes a sustainable business model. The proposed AIC will foster and accelerate the growth of Nepal’s agro-processing sector, thereby helping to commercialize agricultural...

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This document proposes a new model for promoting the growth of competitive value-added sunflower oil processing in Tanzania, and also seeks to identify potential growth enterprises in other value chains.The proposed Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) will provide a set of financial and non-...