Food and Agriculture Statistics

Development flows to agriculture 2011–2020 Global and regional trends

The development flows to agriculture  (DFA) dataset is an important component of agricultural investment financing statistics which also include government expenditures on agriculture, foreign direct investment in agriculture and credit to agriculture. The DFA database provides readily available data to enable analysis on aid flows and the purposes they serve, with an emphasis on agriculture, its components, and environmental protection.

According to the latest data, total development flows and development flows to agriculture reached their highest level, and grew the fastest, in 2020, as donors mobilized resources to offset some of the negative effects of the COVID- 19 pandemic. DFA reached USD 14.7 billion in 2020, an increase of 15.2 percent compared with 2019.

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FAOSTAT Investment domains:

Development flows to agriculture

Government expenditure

Credit to agriculture

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)