This note provides guidance on how to monitor the performance and impact of agricultural investments, and on which aspects to observe. Ongoing monitoring of investments is a key way to hold investors accountable for contractual commitments and deliver the expected benefits to the country and surrounding communities.
This note provides guidance on the form and content of contracts between investors and governments pertaining to agricultural investments. The best guarantee of positive benefits from foreign investment is a solid foundation of domestic laws that are properly enforced. In many developing countries, however, the necessary domestic laws may not be in place or may not be sufficiently detailed.
This note provides guidance on the design and implementation of outgrower schemes to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for investors and smallholders. Outgrower schemes have gained prominence as a business model that can benefit both smallholders and investors.
This note provides guidance on considerations in the selection of an appropriate business model through which to conduct an agricultural investment. Agricultural investments have a wide range of impacts, positive and negative.
The Operational Guidelines for Responsible Land-Based Investment are now available as an e-book for tablets and e-readers.
Supply chains can be highly complex. They often span many countries and include multiple tiers, which are made more opaque by outsourcing and offshoring. They are also essential to the success of almost all businesses and can be a significant source of value creation and innovation.
Contract farming, broadly understood as agricultural production and marketing carried out under a previous agreement between producers and their buyers, supports the production of a wide range of agricultural commodities and its use is growing in many countries.
This toolkit sets out the programme’s conditions for starting up an ASDP in an African country and it suggests several tools for implementing the programme. It is firstly targeted towards UNDP COs willing to design an ASDP.
“The responsible investor’s guide to commodities”1 concludes a multi-year project sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the UNbacked Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UN Global Compact Secretariat.
The findings in this report are based on the following: interviews with company, traceability scheme and Non-Governmental Organization representatives; a survey of UN Global Compact Supply Chain Advisory Group members; and a desktop review of literature, case studies and analysis of traceability information.