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Richard Colback

Agribusiness Water Specialist

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Richard Colback is the IFC Agribusiness Water Specialist based in Washington DC.  He provides technical advisory support to private sector projects that have agricultural water efficiency requirements, including improving market penetration of efficient irrigation solutions, scaling up of new technologies (solar, drip, smart networks), innovative business models for engaging small-holders in supply chains, and supporting the development of new financial products to improve access to finance. Richard leads the advisory team at IFC which is supporting the assessment of business opportunities for the introduction of solar powered irrigation pumps, with a specific focus on Africa and South Asia.