FAO Investment Centre

Recent publications

July 2022
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Serie(s): Annual Review
For almost 60 years, the FAO Investment Centre has helped countries make more and better agrifood investments to reduce poverty, hunger and malnutrition, improve rural livelihoods and protect the environment. This review looks at the centre’s achievements in 2021. Working in over 120 countries, the centre continued to provide a full suite of investment support. It acted as a bridge...
July 2022
Author(s):
Serie(s): Annual Review
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to provide sustainable agrifood investment and finance solutions to member countries and investors including international and national financial Institutions. The ultimate goal is to help countries achieve their sustainable development goals and the promise of the four betters – better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better...
June 2022
Author(s): Santos, N., Monzini Taccone di Sitizano, J., Pedersen, E., Borgomeo, E.
The world’s agrifood systems are on the frontlines of climate change, both as a cause and a victim. The agrifood sector is increasingly being targeted and curbing emissions is becoming a key global investment and policy theme. 'Investing in carbon neutrality: utopia or the new green wave?' presents a comprehensive assessment of...
June 2022
Author(s): FAO, ICRISAT
Agriculture is becoming more knowledge-intensive. Access to timely, accurate information tailored to specific locations and conditions is critical to helping farmers make the most of their resources in changing circumstances. Digital technologies help overcome these challenges by bridging the information gap, improving access to market information, enhancing access to micro-finance, providing actionable advisories on managing pest and disease as well...
June 2022
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Openness towards strengthening backwards linkages and local sourcing is a key factors in retailer product development and offerings in order to meet the new challenges in the next normal. The COVID-19 crisis has underlined the shortcomings of the current system, and has also intensified the demand for shorter supply chains, traceability, transparency and food that is sustainably sourced.   This document is...
May 2022
Author(s): del Mar Polo, M., Santos, N., Berdikeev​, S
Agrifood systems are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and increasingly under pressure to become more resource-efficient. The sector also faces threats from climate change, due to its dependence on natural resources. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), collaborating within the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for...
May 2022
Author(s): del Mar Polo, M., Santos, N., Syzdykov, Y.
Agrifood systems are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and increasingly under pressure to become more resource-efficient. The sector also faces threats from climate change, due to its dependence on natural resources. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), collaborating within the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for...
May 2022
Author(s): Prikhodko, D., Sterk, B., Sokolova, A., Monzini, J., Snell, J.
This study was produced under an FAO-EBRD Cooperation project on reviewing the development potential of the tea sectors of Azerbaijan and Georgia. As a result of the joint research in the two countries carried out as part of the project, a similar separate review of the Azerbaijani tea sector was also published under the FAO Investment Centre's Knowledge for Investment...
May 2022
Author(s): Prikhodko, D., Sterk, B., Sokolova, A., Monzini, J., Snell, J.
  This study was produced under an FAO-EBRD Cooperation project on reviewing the development potential of the tea sectors of Azerbaijan and Georgia. As a result of the joint research in the two countries carried out as part of the project, a similar separate review of the Georgian tea sector was also published under the FAO Investment Centre's Knowledge for Investment...
April 2022
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The Investment guidelines for youth in agrifood systems in Africa, developed jointly by FAO and the African Union Commission (AUC) through a multi-stakeholder and participatory process, highlight the importance of youth as change agents and key stakeholders contributing to sustainable agrifood systems. The guidelines aim to accelerate investments in and by youth in agrifood systems by providing practical guidance -...
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