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. 

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    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.

    All work

    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

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