International Development Law Organization

Responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

14 May 2018

In 2016, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a needs-driven Umbrella Programme to enhance responsible investment in agriculture and food systems with a view to addressing the global challenges of food security and hunger, particularly in low income countries. The work includes support for the application of guidance instruments such as the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI), endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2014.

Building on earlier collaboration with FAO, IDLO is implementing a project in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to strengthen the enabling environment and legal frameworks for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems at local, national and international levels. Through capacity development assessments, IDLO is supporting the dialogue on policies, incentives and legal frameworks on responsible investment and will propose a capacity development plan for each country.