Markets and trade

Foreign investment in agriculture

In 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a set of goals for Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The first two aim to eradicate poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions. Achieving these goals will require much more and better investment in agriculture, both domestic and international, including foreign direct investment (FDI).

FAO analyses trends, impacts, challenges and opportunities of foreign agricultural investment. It also promotes responsible investment, by gathering empirical evidence on good practices and contributing to the application of guidance instruments, in particular the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems.

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