Showcasing growth potential of the agriculture sector and national business opportunities

When: 17-19 October 2022 / Where: FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy


The Investment Forum, the crux of the Initiative's partnership-building effort, seeks to increase private investment to eradicate poverty and hunger in the countries participating in the Initiative. It provides a platform for national authorities, global and national corporations, multilateral development banks and donors to discuss opportunities to finance the Initiative.


The Forum's themes

  • Global perspective on poverty, food insecurity, commodity markets, and future opportunities for sustainable growth.
  • The Hand-in-Hand approach to accelerate agricultural transformation to achieve SDG1 (poverty), 2 (hunger) and 10 (inequality).
  • Presentation of investment opportunities, with potential returns in targeted areas in the HIH countries.


For countries, long-term finance in public investments is key for Hand-in-Hand's success. The forum provides opportunities for impact investment and diversified returns. Specifically, the forum showcases growth potential of the agriculture sector and national business opportunities. For multilateral development banks, the forum shows opportunities to enhance their role in the Hand-in-Hand countries. Their blended finance structures and risk-mitigating mechanisms can support private investors in the poorest, fragile countries.



  • Presidents, prime ministers, ministers and technical experts of HIH countries
  • CEOs, country managers, administrators of national and multilateral development banks
  • CEO and high-ranking representatives of international and national agribusinesses
  • Representatives from private equity firms, pension funds, real estate firms
  • Representatives from donor organizations
  • Representatives from FAO


Burkina FasoBangladeshGuatemalaYemen
Republic of Congo

NepalEl Salvador

Solomon IslandsHaiti


Forum Programme

17-19 October 2022
FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy

  • DAY 1 Mon, 17 October
    • Opening Ceremony (14:00 - 16:00)

  • DAY 2 TUE, 18 October
    • Investment Forum (9:00 – 10:30 )
    • 3 Parallel Regional Investment Roundtables (11:00 – 17:00)

  • DAY 3 Wed, 19 October
    • Individual Country Meeting (9:30 – 17:00)



For more information, please write to HIH Investment Forum.