FAO Investment Centre

Our work

FAO advocates that yearly investment in agriculture needs to increase substantially to close the gap between what low- and middle-income countries have invested annually and the investment needed to feed the world by 2050. To this end, FAO works closely with governments, international financing institutions and other partners to promote greater and more effective public and private investment to improve agricultural productivity, develop value chains, enhance nutrition, improve rural livelihoods and safeguard the natural environment.

Investment is a critical engine for each country to multiply its impact and achieve scale, producing results that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

With a strong presence worldwide, FAO offers developing and transition countries a wide range of investment support services. FAO brings innovation, knowledge and technical and policy expertise to bear on the investment process, providing support to countries in the design, implementation and evaluation of investment strategies, plans, programmes and projects. FAO advises governments on policy and legislation, facilitates public-private policy dialogue, undertakes sector and value chain studies and analyses trends and impacts of foreign agricultural investment in developing countries. FAO’s longstanding and close relationships with the countries enables them to develop multi-stakeholder and multi-partner investment strategies aligned with national priorities.

FAO has developed various tools and learning resources and facilitates peer learning through study tours and formal training on topics such as investment planning and design, monitoring and evaluation, social analysis and climate change mainstreaming, often in partnership with national and regional institutions.

By area of work

Increasing climate risks and extreme weather events pose big challenges to Nepal’s agriculture sector – from reduced food production and...
Agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa tends to be scattered, informal and often not up to quality standards. But the region...
Around 80 percent of Solomon Islanders live in rural areas. Most rely on agriculture and fisheries for their food and...
The loss of life, suffering and massive economic and supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are stark reminders...
In Tajikistan, temperatures are rising and precipitation patterns are shifting, with periods of drought becoming more frequent and intense. These...
Individual or collective land titling obtained under Nicaragua’s Land Administration Project, known as PRODEP, contributed significantly to a greater perception...
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