Responsible Agricultural Investment

24 Oct 2018
15:15-17:45

Responsible Agricultural Investment

Achieving Zero Hunger (SDG2) requires significant increases in investment in agriculture. At the same time, international investment in agriculture comes with a broad range of social, economic, and environmental challenges. Developed together with the World Bank Group (WB), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), UNCTAD’s Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment (PRAI) tackle these issues to maximize the benefits of international investment in agriculture while minimizing the risks. Based on the UNCTAD-World Bank Knowledge into Action Note Series, the high-level meeting will present the lessons learned from the PRAI’s application in the field, and assess relevant policy dimensions and future policy-oriented research and work directions.

Issues for the debate:

  • How can private investment in agriculture best contribute to the SDGs?
  • What are the main challenges to ensuring a positive contribution and what solutions are most effective?
  • How can the PRAI experience improve the outcomes of private investment in agriculture?