Rising Global Interest in Farmland - Can It Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits?

from World Bank
Published on 01 Sep 2010 View Original
The report builds on the World Bank Group's commitment to support efforts by client countries to improve agricultural output, fight hunger, boost incomes of the poor, and foster economic and environmental services. The Bank has worked with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and other stakeholders, and used early findings from the research to develop seven voluntary principles for responsible agro investment that respects rights, livelihoods and resources. The Bank is working with countries and other stakeholders to translate these principles into practice.