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➤ Knowledge for Investment K4I

Through K4I, we are committed to sharing knowledge via key studies and publications. Topics are wide ranging – from improving urban food systems governance to more climate-sensitive agricultural investments to country sector reviews, to name a few.

Visit the K4I page to browse through the complete publications catalogue.

                 

➤ Agriculture Human Capital Investment

Investing in farmers – or agriculture human capital – is crucial to addressing challenges in our agri-food systems. These publications look at agriculture human capital investments, from recent trends to promising initiatives in CameroonChile, Côte d'Ivoire, India, Indonesia, KenyaPeru, Rwanda and the United States of America, as well as a global study

                

➤ Food Systems Assessment (FSA)

Under a partnership between the European Union, FAO, and CIRAD, in cooperation with national and food systems stakeholders, a large-scale assessment and consultation on food systems was initiated in more than 50 countries, as a first step towards transforming them.

The evidence and knowledge gathered so far has identified key questions that will help define policy and investments solutions in view of transforming food systems.

                 

Visit the dedicated FSA web to browse through the complete catalogue of publications.

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March 2022
Author(s): Gordon, A.
One of the nine featured case studies, funded by the Agribusiness Market Ecosystems Alliance with support from IFAD, explores three private sector-led initiatives focusing on the capacity development of farmer organizations in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. These farmer organizations purchase cocoa or cotton from around 275 000 small producer members and sell to major exporting companies (off-takers). 
March 2022
Author(s): Takamgang, M.F., Lhoste, F.
One of the nine featured case studies is the Support Programme for the Renovation and Development of Professional Training in the Agropastoral and Fisheries Sectors in Cameroon. The programme is part of the training-integration continuum preparing young people for jobs in the agropastoral and fishery sectors and has contributed to strengthening their entrepreneurial and social skills. 
January 2022
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This document presents in ten pages a summary of the main issues of food systems in Democratic Republic of the Congo, and possible solutions to make them more sustainable and inclusive. It is the result of a systemic analysis and consultation with all the players in the systems, and it is part of an assessment supported by the European Union, FAO...
December 2021
Author(s): Huber-Lee, A., Kemp-Benedict, E,; Gosh, E., Nazareth, A., Oudra, I.
Climate change, emerging technologies and other disruptive factors are changing the way water is used for agriculture. This brief identifies innovations and opportunities for investing in sustainable agricultural water management in the coming decade, recognizing how such investments connect to ecosystems. The brief’s five key findings are based on a larger study on investments in agricultural water management and irrigation...
Food Systems Profile - Madagascar
December 2021
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This document presents in ten pages a summary of the main issues of food systems in Madagascar, and possible solutions to make them more sustainable and inclusive. It is the result of a systemic analysis and consultation with all the players in the systems, and it is part of an assessment supported by the European Union, FAO and CIRAD in...
December 2021
Author(s): Davis, K., Gammelgaard, J., Preissing, J., Gilbert, R., Ngwenya, H.
Investing in farmers – or agriculture human capital – is crucial to addressing challenges in our agri-food systems. A global study carried out by the FAO Investment Centre and the International Food Policy Research Institute, with support from the CGIAR Research Programme on Policies, Institutions and Markets and the FAO Research and Extension Unit, looks at agriculture human capital investments,...
December 2021
Author(s): Sylvester, G., Davis, K., Gammelgaard, J., Preissing, J.
Strengthening the skills and capabilities of agricultural producers, especially smallholder producers, to successfully manage their agricultural enterprises requires sustained investment – investment that is key to transforming agri-food systems and achieving the 2030 Agenda.   Digital agricultural technologies, innovations and data are transforming business models and practices across entire value chains. But can digital technologies be used to train agricultural producers or...
November 2021
Author(s): Santos, N., Monzini, J., Pedersen, E. and Borgomeo, E.
As the world gears up to fight climate change, agri-food systems are expected to play their part. The sector is increasingly being targeted and curbing emissions is becoming a key global investment and policy theme. This Investment...
October 2021
Author(s): Freeman, K., Dias Pereira, L., Bullor, L., Perego, V.M.E., Escudero, D., Voss, F., Pessoa, T.
Investing in farmers - or agriculture human capital - is crucial to addressing challenges in our global agri-food systems, from sustainably feeding the world's growing population with food that is safe, healthy and nutritious to finding innovative solutions for more resilient and climate-smart agriculture. 
October 2021
Author(s): Amanah, S., Suprehatin, S., Iskandar, E., Eugenia, L., Chaidirsyah, M.R.
Investing in farmers through public-private-producer partnerships Rural Empowerment and Agricultural Development Scaling-up Initiative in Indonesia. Investing in farmers – or agriculture human capital – is crucial to addressing challenges in our agri-food systems. This Indonesian case study shows that the training and coaching provided increased knowledge of and practical skills in cocoa...
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