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Investing in agriculture transforms lives by reducing hunger and poverty, creating employment and building people’s resilience to disasters and shocks. FAO helps countries foster an enabling environment for more and better investments in food security, nutrition, agriculture and rural development to improve rural livelihoods, raise incomes and safeguard the natural environment. FAO’s support to investment includes the formulation, implementation, supervision and evaluation of agricultural investment plans, programmes and projects. FAO advises governments on policy and legislation. It facilitates public-private policy dialogue and undertakes sector analyses and value chain studies to support investment decision-making. It strengthens national agricultural investment capacities, providing guidance and tools, institutional strengthening and learning support. FAO also draws on financing mechanisms, such as the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to address environmental concerns and make investments more sustainable.

FAO's role in support to investment

Success stories

18 October 2018
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is ambitious, but Africa is committed to achieving an equally impressive set of targets even earlier – by 2025. The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the continent’s policy framework for agricultural transformation, economic growth, food security and nutrition. With the
18 October 2018
From technical consultations to public-private policydialogue, FAO’s work with the Egyptian Government and partners on Egypt’s wheat sector is leading to greater efficiency, regulatory changes and an environment more conducive to private sector investment. Egypt is one of the world’s largest wheat importers, owing to its limited agricultural...
18 October 2018
The Investment Centre helped design a USD 500 million World Bank-funded project to improve the productivity, market access and resilience of Bangladeshi small-scale livestock producers and agro-entrepreneurs. It was the largest loan ever granted by the World Bank to the livestock sector. A thriving livestock sector can create...
18 October 2018
FAO is supporting a project financed through the CDB to diversify Jamaica’s agricultural production – a move aimed at revitalizing the country’s agriculture sector.  Like many other Caribbean nations, Jamaica’s agriculture sector is in need of structural transformation. Trade liberalization and the end of preferential trade...
18 October 2018
Poverty eradication is a top priority for the Chinese Government, whose strategy focuses on value chain development, training, job creation, access to finance, safety nets for poor people unable to work and voluntary resettlement of rural dwellers living in marginal and deprived areas.  Against this backdrop,...