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Increased international investment in agriculture can support sustainable development and help meet food security needs at domestic, regional, and global levels. Yet, if not structured equitably or regulated carefully, investments may fail to provide expected benefits or may lead to social and environmental degradation. Despite these risks, investments in land for agriculture have remained attractive to foreign investors and host countries alike. Countries concerned about sustainable development confront multiple challenges in managing international investment in agriculture.
These challenges include developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks, negotiating equitable deals with investors, mitigating environmental impacts, and protecting human rights. This program, hosted by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to address some of the key challenges posed by international investments in agriculture. Participants learn from each other as well as from top caliber experts, and are supported to integrate training lessons into their work once they return home.
This program presents an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable international investments in agriculture. Participants work with practitioners and experts from within and beyond Columbia University, gaining substantive knowledge, analytical tools, and relevant skills, and receive a Statement of Attendance from Columbia University.The program is designed for mid-level public sector officials and civil society representatives from low- and middleincome countries, whose responsibilities relate to investments, agriculture, land, or rural development. A select number of representatives from development agencies and the private sector may also be admitted.