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Advisory and Capacity Development Services on Legal and Policy Frameworks for Responsible Agricultural Investment
We advise and support governments in the drafting of model contracts in various sectors, including large-scale farmland investments, agricultural investment laws, legal frameworks for agricultural growth poles and zones, policies for attracting foreign direct investment in agriculture, contract farming templates and laws, and market opportunities for voluntary sustainability standards.
Through these publications, IISD aims to share the stories of changemakers in its community of practice—ministers, parliamentarians, government lawyers, and other officials—by exploring and demonstrating evidence-based change that has occurred as a result of legal or policy reform.
This workshop will discuss legal, policy and institutional innovations to support and promote contract farming, as an important inclusive business model for responsible investment in agriculture.
In this best practices series, IISD analyzes key legal and policy issues arising from the legal tools used by states to govern responsible investment in agriculture and food systems, with a particular focus on developing country and sustainable development perspectives.
The African Union's Ministerial Declaration on COVID-Related ISDS Risks gives AU governments further moral and political support as they make decisions aimed at limiting the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic while laying the groundwork for eradicating COVID-19 entirely and rebuilding their economies.
The Trade Dialogues on Food webinar series invites experts from governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, academia, think tanks and foundations to debate the most topical issues in food trade.
IISD Welcomes AU Ministerial Declaration on the Risks of Investor–State Arbitration for COVID-19 Measures
IISD welcomes African Union Member States' move to raise awareness of COVID-19-related ISDS risks, provide guidance on policy options, and lend political support to member states as they pursue their national needs.
South Asia - Food and Agricultural Trade in the New Policy Environment: How Can WTO members Support Economic Recovery and Resilience?
This event will be the fourth of a series of events on the same topic but with a regional perspective. The events will cover Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
Africa Launch | The Role of Parliamentarians in Enhancing Responsible Investments in Agriculture for the Transition Toward More Sustainable Food Systems in Africa
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Institute For Sustainable Development (IISD), the Pan-African Parliament, East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament will jointly organize an event on the role of parliamentarians in enhancing responsible investments in agriculture for the transition toward more sustainable food systems in Africa on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.