20 June 2017 - 22 June 2017
Deadline: 20 June 2017
This workshop, organized in collaboration with the FAO and other UN agencies, will shed light on the conditions under which foreign investment in the agricultural sector can boost production, generate employment, increase income and, more generally, promote economic development, while at the same time avoiding negative social and environmental impacts. In the process, experts will introduce and explain principles guiding responsible investment, as well as ancillary approaches such as stipulating context-specific (and knowledge-based) contracts, essential to ensuring sustainable agriculture and development.
Government and public office officials, staff of investment promotion agencies, workers' and employers' organizations, cooperatives and civil society organizations with mandates related to the promotion, negotiation and management of private sector investment in the agricultural sector, including economic and social development in rural areas; representatives of multinational enterprises and other potential investors in agriculture.