AgrInvest project (2021-2022)
With the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), we are involved in the two-year AgrInvest project, promoting private investment for more sustainable food systems.
About the project
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights the importance of agri-food systems in responding to global challenges such as food insecurity, poverty, biodiversity loss and climate change. Making local agri-food systems more resilient and sustainable can help communities weather shocks like COVID-19 and can contribute towards a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The need to transform agri-food systems is broadly recognised around the world, but much more needs to happen. In developing countries, and particularly in Africa, many farmers, processors and other actors struggle to access the financial resources needed to invest in more sustainable and resilient practices to improve their agri-food systems.
This lack of financial access is why ECDPM is collaborating with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to implement the ‘AgrInvest’ project on enabling inclusive and efficient private sector investment in agri-food systems, which is supported by the Government of Italy.
Through this project, we are working with local governments, farmers, financial intermediaries and others engaged in food systems in four African countries – Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and Niger – to develop approaches for unlocking private investment for more sustainable agri-food practices such as more diversified production, better management, and less loss and waste in the supply chains.
For more information on AgrInvest, download the flyer in English and French. You can also visit FAO’s website dedicated to the AgrInvest project to access further information and material or get in touch with Francesco Rampa.
Cecilia D'Alessandro, Francesco Rampa and Koen Dekeyser, brief, October 2022
Politiques et interventions pour soutenir des investissements durables dans la chaîne de valeur oignon au Niger
Poorva Karkare, Jeske van Seters, Matteo Pietro Cortese et Moussa Seini, FAO study, October 2022
Policies and interventions to support SDG-oriented investments in the indigenous vegetables sector in Kenya
Koen Dekeyser and Francesco Rampa, FAO study, October 2022
Applying a sustainable food systems approach to value chain investment processes: A methodology to promote value chain investments for more inclusive and sustainable food systems
Koen Dekeyser and Francesco Rampa, FAO study, September 2022
Policies and interventions to promote SDG-aligned investments in dairy in Ethiopia
Paulina Bizzotto Molina, FAO study, September 2022
Politiques publiques et interventions pour soutenir des investissements durables dans le secteur rizicole au Burkina Faso
Cecilia D’Alessandro, Fabien Tondel, Mahamoudou Koutou et Matteo Pietro Cortese, FAO study, September 2022
Guidelines for sustainable agricultural investments for Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and Niger
Armando Cortez Tellez, FAO study, July 2022
Leveraging private finance for sustainable agrifood value chains in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and Niger
Pamella Ahairwe and San Bilal, FAO study, June 2022
Increasing sustainable investment in the Ethiopian dairy value chain – Bottlenecks and investment opportunities in Central Oromia
Ayalew Ferede Abebe, Paulina Bizzotto Molina and Sean Woolfrey, FAO study, May 2022
Increasing sustainable investments in the Kenyan indigenous vegetables chain
Francesco Rampa, FAO study, December 2021
Increasing sustainable investments in the Kenyan cage aquaculture chain
Koen Dekeyser, FAO study, December 2021
Évolutions récentes du secteur rizicole au Burkina Faso
Cecilia D’Alessandro, Fabien Tondel et Hanne Knaepen, FAO study, December 2021
Étude sur la chaîne de valeur oignon au Niger
Poorva Karkare et Jeske van Seters, FAO study, September 2021
Étude de cadrage du système agroalimentaire au Niger
Poorva Karkare and Jeske van Seters, FAO study, March 2021
Étude de cadrage du système alimentaire burkinabé
Cecilia D’Alessandro, Fabien Tondel, Hanne Knaepen and Amanda Bisong, FAO study, March 2021
Political economy analysis of the Ethiopian food system
Sean Woolfrey, Paulina Bizzotto Molina and Martin Ronceray, FAO study, February 2021
Political economy analysis of the Kenyan food systems
Francesco Rampa and Koen Dekeyser, FAO study, December 2020