IISD Input to the CFS-RAI E-Consultation
This note summarizes IISD’s contribution to the Committee on World Food Security’s e-consultation on the zero draft of the principles for responsible agricultural investment (CFS-RAI).
IISD also participates in the process through the Civil Society Mechanism and strongly supports it as a path to creating a normative framework for investment in agriculture. IISD’s contribution to the zero draft includes an analysis and recommendations in the areas related to fostering responsible agricultural investments, and the roles and responsibilities of the relevant stakeholders. In addition, input is provided to establish whether the zero draft achieves the desired outcome to promote investment in agriculture, thereby contributing to food security, including the right to adequate food in the context of national food security. Finally, the note provides an analysis of the structure and language used, and recommendations on the next steps in the use and implementation of the CFS-RAI principles by the different stakeholders.