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.