Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017

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This report gives insights into how laws and regulations affect private sector development for agribusinesses. These globally comparable data and scored indicators encourage regulations that ensure safety and quality of agricultural inputs, goods and services, but are not too costly or burdensome. The goal is to facilitate the operation of agribusinesses and allow them to thrive in a socially and environmentally responsible way, enabling them to provide essential agricultural inputs and services to farmers that could increase their productivity and profits. Regional, income-group and country-specific trends and data observations are presented for 62 countries and across twelve topics: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, water, ICT, land, livestock, environmental sustainability and gender. Particularly in chapter 5, EBA finance indicators measure laws and regulations that affect access to financial services for farmers and agribusinesses.

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