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Private Investment in Agriculture: Why it's essential, and what's needed

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15 pages

Authors
Sahan, Erinch
Mikhail, Monique

Publication date
25 Sep 2012

ISBN
978-1-78077-187-8

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Discussion Papers

Type
Discussion paper

Massive investment in agriculture is desperately needed to help fix the broken food system. Private sector investment can play a vital role in delivering inclusive economic growth, environmental sustainability and poverty reduction. However, in order to do so, it must be adequately regulated and should adhere to some key principles, such as focusing on local food markets, working with producer organisations and respecting the rights of small-scale producers, workers and communities.

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