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Investment Centre

The Investment Centre supports developing and in transition countries to design, implement and evaluate investment programmes, including a large number of environmental and natural resources management projects. The Centre also facilitates policy dialogue, undertakes sector analyses and value chain studies and advises governments on policy and legislation. A team of around 95 agricultural investment specialists, with 20 officers based in FAO regional and country offices, carries out roughly 800 support missions per year. FAO strengthens national agricultural investment capacities, providing practical guidance and tools, institutional strengthening and learning support.

The Investment Centre’s activities cut across all of FAO’s strategic objectives.

FAO's Investment Centre has helped design and implement over 2,000 investment operations across 170 countries, valued at more than USD 116 billion. The Investment Centre works mainly in three-way partnerships with member countries and international financing institutions such as the World Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the regional development banks. It also partners with other national and international organizations, lending institutions, the private sector and producer organizations.

Investment Centre
Director: Mr Daniel Gustafson, OiC
Deputy Director: Mr Alexander Jones

Sub-Saharan Africa Service (TCIA)

The TCIA Service provides investment support to countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact: Ms Alberta Mascaretti

Asia and the Pacific Service (TCIB)

The TCIB Service provides investment support to countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Contact: Mr Takayuki Hagiwara

Europe, Central Asia, Near East, North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Service (TCIC)

The TCIC Service provides investment support to countries in Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Near East, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Contact: Mr Mohamed Manssouri

Global Environment Facility Unit (GEF)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Unit coordinates the FAO-GEF grant portfolio for investment in global projects that address the nexus between agriculture and the environment.

Contact: Mr Jeffrey Griffin