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Agricultural Investment Funds for Developing Countries

This publication provides insight into the nature and operations of agricultural investment funds and draws lessons for development agencies, governments and investors. It was developed from “Agricultural investment funds for developing countries” (2009), a research study undertaken as a joint collaboration of ConCap Connective Capital (ConCap) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in order to better understand the growth and potential of agriculture and agribusiness investment funds. It included a stocktaking analysis of agricultural investment funds as well as case studies of distinct funds and fund management structures. This publication is enhanced with a complementary analysis of agricultural funds in the broader context of non-agricultural investment funds and experiences, and an analysis of the effects of the food price increases of 2008 and the financial and economic crisis in 2008 and 2009.

This publication outlines the importance of connecting less developed financial markets around the world with international investors, and in promoting joint efforts by the public and private sectors.