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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

contributions: 46

Constraints to Smallholder Investments - A consultation by the HLPE to set the track of its study

In October 2011, the UN Committee on World Food Security has requested it High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to undertake “a comparative study of constraints to smallholder investment in agriculture in different contexts with policy options for addressing these constraints, taking into consideration the work done on this topic by IFAD, and by FAO in the context of COAG, and the work of other key partners. This should include a comparative assessment of strategies for linking smallholders to food value chains in national and regional markets and what can be learned from different experiences, as well as an assessment of the impacts on smallholders of public private as well as farmer cooperative-private and private-private partnerships”.

Final findings are to be presented at the CFS Plenary session in October 2013.

The HLPE hereby invites you to provide your views on the proposed scope and building blocks of the study (click here to read the document).
The feedback received will be used by the Steering Committee to finalize the terms of reference of the HLPE Project Team that will be appointed prepare the study and policy recommendations.

In particular, do you think the scope is appropriate?

Have important elements been omitted?

Should any of the elements, below, be left out?

In your opinion, what would be the main points to emphasize in the report?

Please be as specific as possible.

The HLPE also wishes to mention that a public call for candidatures to the Project Team in currently open until 10 May 2012. Please visit for more information.

We look forward to your kind response.

Yours sincerely,

Alain de Janvry, HLPE Steering Committee member On behalf of the Steering Committee of the HLPE