Supporting Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI)

FAO works to empower youth to engage in responsible investments in agriculture and food systems through the development of capacity assessment tools, guidance documents and country level support in 15 countries.

FAO raises awareness and strengthens the capacities of parliamentarians and their advisors so they can play an active role in facilitating the application of the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food System (CFS-RAI Principles).

FAO promotes inclusive business models that encourage the responsible integration of small-scale producers into agricultural markets in ways that ensure mutual benefits for all.

FAO works to strengthen legal and policy frameworks that promote responsible investment in agriculture at country and regional level, including through the application of the CFS-RAI Principles.

FAO engages the private sector in order to enhance responsible investments in agriculture, which is key to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. Simultaneously, FAO ensures that private sector operations do not negatively impact producers, workers, human rights, the environment, food security and nutrition, or tenure rights.

FAO's work on responsible investment in agriculture and food systems during 2021-2022 is conducted in collaboration with the following organizations: Agro-tech Liberia, the Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency of Tunisia (APIA), the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Alliance (AIPA), ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), The Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA), the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), the Columbia Center for Sustainable Development (CCSI), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), Grow Asia, the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL), Helvetas, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the National Institute for Agricultural Research of Tunisia (INRAT), the Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), Lao Youth Radio, Rights and rice foundation, Solidaridad and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM).