Sustainable food and cash crop production

Sustainable food and cash crop production

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Sustainable food and cash crop production
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Sustainable production of cash crops and food crops, especially cocoa, rubber, shea, palm oil, cashews, rice, soy beans, ginger, sesame, cassava, tomatoes, cow peas and sugar

Expected Impact

Increase value added in food chains, strengthen economic growth and generate decent jobs.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
20% - 25% (in ROI)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 100 million - USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
< USD 500,000
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
No Poverty (SDG 1) Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2017). Implementation of the SDGs: a national voluntary review. 2) Sachs, J., Schmidt-Traub, G., Kroll, C., Lafortune, G., Fuller, G. (2019): Sustainable Development Report 2019. New York: Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) 3) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2017). Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017 - 2020. Abuja: Ministry of Budget and National Planning. 4) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2011). Agricultural Transformation Agenda 2011.
IOA Sources
  • 5) Nigerian Export Promotion Council (2018): Promising Markets - Cocoa Beans. 6) ChubiAgro (2020). Farms ROI. 7) Group Farma (2020). Farms 8) Nigeria Farmers Group (2020). Farm Expansion Fund. 9) PwC/UNDP Consultations 2020. 10) Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (2019). Nigerian Gross Domestic Product Report, Q1 2019. 11) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2020). FAO in Nigeria. 12) Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (2020). 3: Sector Specific Incentives. 13) Olam Group (2021). Nigeria. 14) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2020). Integration of the SDGs into National Development Planning: A Second Voluntary National Review (2020). 15) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2017). Implementation of the SDGs: a national voluntary review. 16) UNDP (2020). Human Development Report (2020).