Creating an Enabling Environment for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (E-Learning)

CCSI partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an e-learning course, ‘Creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems,’ to provide an overview of the Committee on World Food Security’s Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI), highlight the features and key players of an enabling environment that promotes responsible investment in agriculture and food security, and  unravel the important role that this investment plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The course is self-instructed and consists of 5 lessons, ranging from 20-50 minutes in duration, and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Launched in March 2019, it is freely accessible online and available for download. The intended audience includes those who engage in creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems, particularly members of small-scale producer organizations, members of civil society organizations, government technical staff, policy makers, and parliamentarians.

Users will learn about the benefits of responsible investment as it pertains to food security and nutrition, as well as the economy, environment, and society as a whole.  The course identifies the main components of an “enabling environment,” along with the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in promoting such an environment. Additionally, the course equips users with a comprehensive understanding of CFS-RAI.

The course is free and open to the public. It can be accessed here on FAO’s e-learning platform (users will need to create a free FAO e-learning platform account).

A course brochure is available here

French and Spanish versions of the course are forthcoming.