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Responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Liberia: Why it matters










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    Responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Sierra Leone: Why it matters 2020
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    The eradication of hunger and poverty is one of the most pressing challenges of our times, as recognized by the first two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Sierra Leone, food insecurity affects 72 percent of the population, and most of the poor live in rural areas. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures are exacerbating the challenges to end hunger and poverty in the country. This flier highlights the pressing need for increased responsible agricultural investments in the country, the importance of abiding by the CFS Principles for Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems, and FAO's activities in the country. This work is supported by Germany and the Flexible Funding Mechanism resource partners.
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    Enhancing Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems - GCP/INT/920/GER 2024
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    The achievement of the first two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the eradication of hunger and poverty by 2030, remains a significant challenge. It requires a significant increase in investment in agriculture and food systems. In some countries the investment gap is particularly important, including in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In these countries, a big share of the population is employed in agriculture, yet the sector accounts for a disproportionally low percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) due to the lack of modernization and investment. Poverty and hunger are widespread, and increasing responsible investment in agriculture and food systems is among the most efficient strategies to tackle this. However, not all investments are equally beneficial and some may have significant negative impacts. It is therefore crucial to ensure that investments generate positive social, economic and environmental impacts. The overall objective of the project was to enhance responsible agricultural investment by strengthening the capacities of actors to create an enabling environment for the implementation of the Committee on World Food Security Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) principles.
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    Responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Liberia - Why does it matter for small scale producers? 2020
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    Food insecurity and poverty affects more than half of the Liberian population. Many Liberians are farmers and small-scale producers, but this activity does not allow them to have a decent standard of living that guarantees their basic well-being. Increasing investment in agriculture and rural development is essential to make agriculture a viable source of livelihoods and eliminate poverty and hunger in the country. This work is supported by Germany and the Flexible Funding Mechanism resource partners.

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