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    The agriculture and bioeconomy sector is a key contributor to economic growth in the world’s rural and coastal regions. It plays a vital role in food security, healthy diets and resilience to climate change. It is also the backbone for local entrepreneurship, employment and social development in many countries around the world.

    At the European Investment Bank (EIB), we finance projects across the agricultural, fisheries, food, and forestry value chains, focusing on food quality and security, sustainable rural development, climate-smart production, innovation, and resource efficiency. We foster innovative and sustainable bio-resource pathways that are critical for greening the economy. 

    Through our long-term financing and technical advice, we

    • benefit farmers, private enterprises and society as a whole
    • promote environmental sustainability
    • lower agriculture’s CO2 emissions

    €5 bn

    provided annually by the EIB to the agriculture and bioeconomy sector

    Our goals

    Through our support, we address the needs and challenges of modern agriculture:


    a growing population


    a livelihood for farmers


    the environment

    Our priorities

    We invest in projects that:

    • Develop innovative, sustainable agricultural practices and technologies
    • Make food production more sustainable and efficient
    • Enhance access to finance for farmers, micro-enterprises and small businesses

    In focus

    A fresh idea

    The EIB supports CrowdFarming, a platform that connects consumers with farmers who grow products without pesticides. Its direct-selling model promotes fresh food and sustainable agriculture that cuts emissions and delivers profits to small, organic farmers.

    Together we work towards a more sustainable food supply chain.

    Our stories

    Individual stories speak far louder than figures and charts. Discover the impact of our projects.

    Contact us

    Do you need finance or technical assistance for your project?

    We offer a wide range of financial products, as well as technical assistance through the European Investment Advisory Hub and the European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC).

    Do you have a question?

    For enquiries regarding the financing facilities, activity, organisation and objectives of the EIB, contact the Information Desk
    Contact us
    Tel.  +352 4379-22000
    Frequently asked questions

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    Contact our Press office
    Tel. +352 4379-21000