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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.

Recent publications

February 2023
Author(s): de Balogh, K.; Bashynskyi, V.;
In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China,...
January 2023
Author(s): FAO; IPA;
Changes in commodity prices may impact smallholder farmers in various ways: to what extent do higher prices transmit to the...
November 2022
Author(s): Franzel, S.; Davis, K.; Gammelgaard, J.; Preissing, J.;
There are few wage-earning opportunities for the 223 million unemployed or underemployed youth in developing and emerging economies. Many of...
November 2022
Investing in One Health – cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary coordination and collaboration across the human health, animal health, and environmental health sectors...
November 2022
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are infections associated with new or significantly-expanded geographic scope or spread of zoonotic, vector-borne, and drug-resistant...
September 2022
Author(s): Santos, N., Borgomeo, E., Haralampieva, V., Baumann, L.
Food loss and waste (FLW) is costly for people, the environment and economies, particularly during a time of global uncertainty....
September 2022
Author(s): Dankova, R., Burton, M., Salman, M., Clark, A.K., Pek, E.
Modernizing irrigation systems in Central Asia could increase the productivity of the irrigation sector to meet growing food and export...
September 2022
Author(s): FAO; FIG
Digital transformation involves changing land administration systems from paper to 100 percent digital. It leads to greater activity and better...
September 2022
Author(s): prikhodko, d.; sikachyna, o.; pedersen, e.; sylvester, g.; rybchynshyi, r.;
Comprising 30 percent of agricultural output and with an area of 15 million hectares, the grain sector is a pillar...
September 2022
Author(s): Rauschendorfer, J.; krivonos, e.;
The Russian Federation and Ukraine are major global suppliers of cereals and sunflower oil, while the Russian Federation is also...