FAO Investment Centre

Learning tools

FAO has developed various tools and learning resources to improve the investment process, and partners with academia to adapt and upscale their use.  The Investment Learning Platform is a key resource for those who plan, formulate, implement or evaluate public investment in agriculture and rural development. Among the available tools is RuralInvest, a free multilingual toolkit consisting of training courses, manuals and custom developed software that help practitioners and farmers prepare detailed rural development projects. See also the Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT), which is an appraisal system developed by FAO that provides estimates of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programmes and policies on the carbon-balance.  Additional tools include a compendium for social analysis and an online toolkit for designing, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of land administration programmes in Latin America, as well as the Smart Territories Platform.