Events

Past Event

Incentives for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems

June 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Online

View video of the event here.

Read FAO's news story on the event here.

CCSI and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted "Incentives for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems," an online event offering a continuation of discussions around our recently released Guide on incentives for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.

To generate sustainable benefits, investment in agriculture and food systems must be responsible. What role should investment incentives play in encouraging such investment? Our Guide aims to address that question. 

This event was organized as a discussion between authors of the Guide and stakeholders and practitioners in the field, as a way to dive deeper into what the Guide covers -- approaches to using incentives for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems. The full agenda is included below. 

AGENDA

Moderator: Pedro Arias, Economist, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia 


High-level thematic introduction

Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General, FAO 

Lisa Sachs, Director, CCSI 


Incentives for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems – presentation of the FAO-CCSI Guide

Anna Bulman, Fellow, CCSI 

Ladan Mehranvar, Legal Researcher, CCSI

Yannick Fiedler, Programme Officer, FAO 

Question & Answer session 


Good practices of incentives for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

Inji Dougui, Director General, Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency Tunisia: “Programmes supporting initiatives from young agri-entrepreneurs” 

Bostjan Skalar, CEO, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies 

Quinton Tunis, Director, Investment Promotion, National Investment Commission of Liberia 

Question & Answer session 


Concluding remarks

Lorenzo Cotula, Principal researcher (law and sustainable development), Natural Resources / Team Leader, legal tools, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) 

Pedro Arias, Economist, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia