Supporting Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI)

FAO works to empower youth to engage in responsible investments in agriculture and food systems through the development of capacity assessment tools, guidance documents and country level support in 15 countries.

FAO raises awareness and strengthens the capacities of parliamentarians and their advisors so they can play an active role in facilitating the application of the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food System (CFS RAI).

FAO promotes inclusive business models that encourage the responsible integration of small-scale producers into agricultural markets in ways that ensure mutual benefits for all.

FAO works to strengthen legal and policy frameworks that promote responsible investment in agriculture at country and regional level, including through the application of the CFS RAI principles.

FAO engages the private sector in order to enhance responsible investments in agriculture, which is key to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. Simultaneously, FAO ensures that private sector operations do not negatively impact producers, workers, human rights, the environment, food security and nutrition, or tenure rights.