The Global Response to Foreign Investment in Agriculture Policy Brief #1

By Carin Smaller on April 30, 2014

The global community was taken by surprise at the sharp rise of investor interest in agricultural land and water after the 2008 food crisis.

They responded with dozens of global and regional initiatives, helping governments, investors and communities respond, and turning the investor interest into an opportunity for rural development and poverty reduction. This policy brief provides an overview of the initiatives: their main features, strengths and weaknesses.

The IISD series of policy briefs on investment in agriculture is generously supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). 

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Food and Agriculture
Focus area
IISD, 2014