Monday, May 17, 2010

 

NEWS: Principles of Responsible Investment in Agriculture

The International Land Coalition’s Commercial Pressure on Land blog highlights recent remarks by Olivier de Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, on the topic of “Principles of Responsible Investment in Agriculture”.

Thesis # 1. The public policies that aim at guiding investment should be primarily focused not on the need to boost production, but on the urgent need to contribute to rural development and to the increase of incomes in the rural areas

Read all seven principles and download the full remarks here.



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