General Products on the thematic

Oxfam: Agricultural investments in SADC

August 7, 2015

This Oxfam briefing note sheds light on the questionable quality of agricultural financing and investment, and the need for a more comprehensive investment strategies to support smallholder farmers.

Source: reliefweb.int

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/bn-beyond-good-intentions-agricultural-policy-sadc-100815-en.pdf

Co-investing in agriculture in Africa

August 2015

This publication makes the case for the diversification of extractive investments to achieve mutual gain of both the agriculture and mining through economies of scale and cost-effective local service development.

Source: crawfordfund.org

http://www.crawfordfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/CF_Bread_and_Stones_low-res.pdf

CONCORD: Investing for development?

2015

This policy paper shows the dominance of the corporate private sector-led approach of the EU’s Investment strategy and development cooperation framework, which adversely impacts food security and livelihoods of smallholders in developing countries.

Source: tni.org

https://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=95&ved=0ahUKEwivzKmJlcXJAhVDhhoKHQ1rC6w4WhAWCD8wBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tni.org%2Fen%2Ffile%2F6148%2Fdownload%3Ftoken%3D_L5EQU3G&usg=AFQjCNG9h3F-25HatlTXJQJlWzWl1Dz2bw&sig2=VIgCIQ4EqWmeJYsYUwJq8g&cad=rja

ONE: Support to national agriculture  investment plans

2015

This publication outlines the added value of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP), which was set-up at the request of G20 to support national agriculture investment plans.

Source: one.org.com

http://one.org.s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs/ONE_Ripe_for_Change_report_EN.pdf

IFAD: Investing in Rural People

2015

This publication, ‘Fulfilling the promise of Africa agriculture’ recognises the key role agriculture plays in GDP south of the Sahara and the catalytic role of investments in infrastructure and productivity.

Source: ifad.org

http://www.ifad.org/pub/thematic/agriculture/africa_agriculture_e.pdf

10 Policy Recommendations for Agricultural Transformation

2014

The first policy recommendation focuses on the “Quantity of agriculture spending: Effective agricultural investments through transparent and accountable budgets.” Investment then feature in the other recommendations.

Source: oxfam.org

https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/10-recommendations-africa-food-security.pdf

FARA Strategic Plan highlights investments for Ag

2014

The rationale for the FARA Strategic Plan 2014-2018 is directly linked to the drive towards increased and harmonised investments in agricultural research and development, in line with CAADP framework.

Source: farafrica.org

http://faraafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Lowres_Strategic_Plan_2014-2018_English.pdf

Investing in Africa: Challenges of Agriculture

2014

This report from the Development Policy Forum makes reference to the role of private sector investors and the need to move from a donor mentality to and investment mentality in Africa’s agricultural sector.

Source: friendsofeurope.org

http://www.friendsofeurope.org/media/uploads/2014/10/FoE-Report-Investing-in-Africa-2014.pdf

Programme: Inclusive Finance Models for African farmers

November 24, 2014

The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) organised a meeting on 24th November in Brussels to discuss the Value Chain Finance (VCF) model with key Regional Farmers’ Organisations (RFOs), including defining a strategic partnership with the Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO).

Source: cta.int

http://www.cta.int/images/documents/CTA-RFOs-AFRACA-AUC-meeting-Action-plan-PAFO-24112014.pdf

Commercialisation of Land and Land Grabbing

August 2013

This project investigates the commercialisation of land in Southern Africa since the ‘food price crisis’ of 2007-2008, in  Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique.

Source: future-agricultures.org

http://www.future-agricultures.org/publications/research-and-analysis/research-update/1790-commercialisation-of-land-and-land-grabbing-implications-for-land-rights-and-livelihoods/file

AGRA: Africa Agriculture Status report

2013

This report addresses the key areas that require scaling-up and investment support in order to achieve AGRA’s objectives and the region’s development agenda for agriculture.

Source: agra-alliance.org

http://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=35&ved=0ahUKEwiuuPWnhsXJAhVBiBoKHfdgAbQ4HhAWCDowBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fagra-alliance.org%2Fdownload%2F533977a50dbc7%2F&usg=AFQjCNElxExL7_5DwE6Ox5PfoVYgKb0NIw&sig2=usFYW0TD99MBGZkcn2kqhw&bvm=bv.108538919,d.d2s&cad=rja

 

AGRA: Africa Agriculture Status report

2013

This report addresses the key areas that require scaling-up and investment support in order to achieve AGRA’s objectives and the region’s development agenda for agriculture.

Source: agra-alliance.org

http://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=35&ved=0ahUKEwiuuPWnhsXJAhVBiBoKHfdgAbQ4HhAWCDowBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fagra-alliance.org%2Fdownload%2F533977a50dbc7%2F&usg=AFQjCNElxExL7_5DwE6Ox5PfoVYgKb0NIw&sig2=usFYW0TD99MBGZkcn2kqhw&bvm=bv.108538919,d.d2s&cad=rja 

Financialisation of South African Farming

2013

This article looks into the growing interest of investors in agricultural land in South Africa and explains that agriculture is largely being identified as a financial asset. However, its implications for agricultural development are not yet clear.

Source: iippe.org

http://iippe.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Antoine-Ducastel-Agriculture-as-an-asset-class.-Financialisation-of-the-South-African-farming-sector.pdf

Large-scale land investment models in South Africa

2013

This policy brief outlines how the growing demand for food, feed and other commodities, combined with liberalised trade and investment agreements, are factors driving a new global rush for land.

Source: landcoalition.org

http://www.landcoalition.org/sites/default/files/documents/resources/SACAU3.pdf

Private sector investment in agriculture

2013

This right to food and nutrition watch article outlines and evaluates investments by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN).

Source: rtfn-watch.org

http://www.rtfn-watch.org/fileadmin/media/rtfn-watch.org/ENGLISH/pdf/Watch_2013/Watch_2013_PDFs/Separate_article_ENG/Watch2013_EN_Chapter2_PrivateSectorInvestments.pdf

Benefits of commercial agri investments on the poor

March 2012

This report enquires ‘What have different actors done to increase the benefits of commercial agriculture investments for poor people?’ It finds that investments that increase smallholders’ productivity has the most effective pro-poor impact.

Source: sidaenvironmenthelpdesk.se

http://sidaenvironmenthelpdesk.se/wordpress3/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Increased-benefits-of-commersical-agriculture-investmenst-for-poor-people1.pdf

UNDP: Private sectors in Africa’s Agro-Food Industry

2012

This UNDP report sheds light on successful inclusive market development models and highlights the incentives required for private sector to capture business opportunities and deepen agro-food investments in Africa.

Source: undp.org

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/Partnerships/Private%20Sector/Market%20Study.pdf

Impacts on investment from Ag and Food Price Volatility

June 14-15, 2011

This SWAC/OECD publication gives the African perspective on the impacts of the sharp rise in world food prices and the consequences for investments suited to respond to structural growth and increased demand.

Source: oecd.org

http://www.oecd.org/swac/events/48159499.pdf

End of the African peasant? Investment and Finance of VCs

April 6-8, 2011

This report notes the new interest gathering around agriculture and identifies cases of the financiarisation and “corporisation’ of agriculture, which disadvantages family farmers in South Africa.

Source: iisd.org

https://www.iisd.org/pdf/2013/pap_anseeuw_midrand2011.pdf

Export of South African Commercial Farm Models

2011

This research examines the investments made by AgriSA and the changing character, scale and location of South African investments, whereby South Africa exports its farmers, as well as its value chains to the rest of the continent.

Source: africaportal.org

http://dspace.africaportal.org/jspui/bitstream/123456789/33522/1/WP19.pdf?1

Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa

2011

This report presents 7 case studies of the social, political, economic and legal impacts of commercial land investment deals in Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Source: oaklandinstitute.org

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/OI_Mali_Land_Investment_report.pdf

Large Scale Investments in Land and Irrigation

2011

Investment in agriculture can be a driving force for the transformation in the control and use of both land and water, however the serious risks involved need to be mitigated.

Source: water-energy-food.org

http://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwieieDk9cTJAhUHORoKHWKQC-kQFggkMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.water-energy-food.org%2Fdocuments%2Fhottopicsessions%2F10_hot_topic_issue_paper_opportunities_and_risks_of_large_scale_investments_in_land_and_irrigation_schemes.pdf&usg=AFQjCNFll-qphxB-8C2yROy5llYFq7D6Ng&sig2=6nK15zAm0ryqcbjZqsdbpA

Foreign investment in African Agriculture

October 07, 2010

This powerpoint shows the new waves of foreign investment in agriculture in Africa and outlines the principles for responsible investment in Agriculture, as well as key research by farmers’ organisation on the subject.

Source: www.iisd.org

https://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=63&ved=0ahUKEwiH45K28cTJAhUC6xQKHcFSAyE4PBAWCC4wAg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iisd.org%2Fpdf%2F2013%2Fpap_smaller_midrand2011_en.ppt&usg=AFQjCNHgpe6WuIikF9tZjnZFUvW7xTBTvg&sig2=jtu8G5aVp8f33UcCxN_rPw&cad=rja

Agriculture for development: investment and finance

May 4, 2007

Massive underinvestment and mis-investment, coupled with access to finance represent two of the key obstacles for agriculture to deliver development on the continent.

Source: worldbank.org

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDR2008/Resources/2795087-1191427986785/StaatzJ&DembeleN_AgriForDevtInSSA_ve19.pdf

Lanjouw, J.  &Lanjouw, P. 2001. The rural non-farm sector: Issues and evidence from developing countries”, in Agricultural Economics, Vol. 26, No. 1

McCalla, A.F.  & Nash, J. 2007. Reforming agricultural trade for developing countries. Washington, DC, World Bank

Mogues, T. 2012. What determines public expenditure allocations? A review of theories, and implications for agricultural public investments. ESA Working Paper No. 12-06, Rome, FAO.

OECD. 2011. Policy framework for investment in agriculture: policy guidance for promoting private investment in agriculture in Africa. Preliminary version. Paris.

OECD. 2012a. Credit Reporting System Aid Activities (CRS) database

http:// stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?datasetcode = CRS1

Omuru, E. &Kingwell, R. 2006. Funding and managing agricultural research in a developing country: a Papua New Guinea case study. International Journal of Social Economics, 33(4): 316–330.

Pray, C.E., Fuglie, K.O. & Johnson, D. 2007. Private agricultural research. In R.E. Evenson& P. Pingali, eds. Handbook of agricultural economics, Vol. 3, pp. 2605–2633. Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Pretty, J.N., Noble, D., Bossio, J., Dixon, R.E., Hine, F.W., Penning de Vries, T. & Morison, J.I.L. 2006. Resource-conserving agriculture increases yields in developing countries. Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 4. Pritchett, L. 1996. Mind your P’s and Q’s. The cost of public investment is not the value of public capital. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 1660. Washington, DC, World Bank.

Rajkumar, A.S. &Swaroop, V. 2008. Public spending and outcomes: does governance matter? Journal of Development Economics, 86: 96–111.

Rapsomanikis, G. &Vezzani, A. 2012 (forthcoming). Lagging behind. An investigation on the dynamics of agricultural labour productivity. ESA working paper series. Rome, FAO.

Renkow, M. 2011. Priorities for public investment in agriculture and rural development.

http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/ files/publications/iabrief06.pdf

ReSAKSS (Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System). 2011. Africa wide CAADP targets data

http://www. resakss.org/

Resnick, D. &Birner, R. 2006. Does good governance contribute to pro-poor growth? A review of the evidence from cross-country studies. DSDG Discussion Paper No. 30. Washington, DC, IFPRI.

Schmidhuber, J. &Bruinsma, J. 2011. Investing towards a world free of hunger: lowering vulnerability and enhancing resilience. In A. Prakash, ed. Safeguarding food security in volatile global markets. Rome, FAO.

UNRISD. 2011. Combating Poverty and Inequality: Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics. UNRISD, Geneva

Upton, M. and Otte, J.2004. Pro-Poor Livestock Policies: Which Poor to Target?. Research Report, DFID.

www.dfid.gov.uk/r4d/PDF/Outputs/Livestock/PPLPIrep-ipalp_targetgroups.pdf

Wiggins, S. & Brooks, J. 2010. The use of input subsidies in developing countries. Paper presented at the Global Forum on Agriculture, OECD, Paris, 29–30 November, 2010.