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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.

Publications récentes

October 2021
Author(s): Mwangi, M., Shuto, K., Mwangi, P., Mburu, M., Mburugu, S.
Kenya’s Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion Approach provides technical and soft skills based on the theory of self-determination. The training has influenced farmers to change their mindsets and behaviour towards market-oriented horticulture. In addition, most farmers gained confidence in applying the skills acquired, which resulted in improved production and marketing and increased incomes. The approach was found to be effective...
October 2021
Author(s): Peterson D.J., Downey L.H., Farrell B.C.
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...
September 2021
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The purpose of this Early Insight is to highlight the key findings of the food system assessment undertaken in Burkina Faso under the Catalyzing the sustainable and inclusive transformation of food systems initiative, a joint initiative between the EU, FAO, CIRAD and national governments. It also suggests a possible way forward ahead of the UN Food System Summit to be...
September 2021
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The purpose of this early Insight is to highlight the key findings of the food system assessment undertaken in Madagascar under the Catalyzing the Sustainable and Inclusive Transformation of Food Systems Initiative, a joint initiative between the EU, FAO, CIRAD and national governments. It also suggests a possible way forward ahead of the UN Food System Summit to be held...
September 2021
Author(s): Puri, M., Rincon, L., Maltsoglou, I.
This report presents a structured approach to identify and estimate the market size of specific renewable energy technologies that have the potential to be deployed across specific stages of the agri-food chains. More specifically, the methodology first analyses the countries’ value chains and aggregates them into similar agri-food groups when possible. Once the groupings are defined, the value chains are...
September 2021
Author(s): Castillo M.; Cazzuffi, C.; Chamorro, C.; Pérez-Silva, R.; Sandoval, D.; Sepúlveda, M.
This case study report was written as a part of the Agriculture Human Capital Investment Study, funded by FAO Investment Centre and with the support of the International Food Policy Research Institute and the CGIAR Research Programme on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and...
September 2021
Author(s): Kaspersen, L., Rankin, M.
This brief highlights potential challenges faced to increase agricultural production and improve supply chains when setting up agro-industrial parks, in sub-Saharan Africa. It presents nine key messages, drawing on concrete experiences from supply-side investment planning in Ethiopia and developing community-based integrated marketing centres in Côte d’Ivoire and Zambia.
July 2021
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The purpose of this Early Insight is to highlight the key findings of the food system assessment undertaken in Bhutan under the Catalyzing the sustainable and inclusive transformation of food systems initiative, a joint initiative between the EU, FAO, CIRAD and national governments. It also suggests a possible way forward ahead of the UN Food System Summit to be held...
July 2021
Author(s): Salcedo du Bois, R. and Arca Zimmermann, A.
This case study report was written as a part of the Agriculture Human Capital Investment Study, funded by FAO Investment Centre and with the support of the International Food Policy Research Institute and the CGIAR Research Programme on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and the FAO Research and Extension Unit.  Haku Wiñay/Noa Jayatai (“Let’s grow together” in the indigenous languages Quechua...
June 2021
Author(s): Prikhodko, D., Sterk, B., Monzini, J., Snell, J.
Although the once booming tea industries in Azerbaijan and Georgia have long been in decline, interest in revitalizing the sector is gaining steam in both countries.     Tea has a long tradition in Azerbaijan and Georgia, where tea has been produced since the 19th century. The two countries became the main tea producers in the former Soviet Union and reached a peak...
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