As the demand for food increases driven by growing populations, higher incomes and changing diets, agriculture attracts growing investment, particularly in developing countries where investment stocks in agriculture are relatively low.
Enterprises operating along agricultural supply chains are confronted with ethical dilemmas and face challenges in observing internationally agreed principles of responsible business conduct, notably in countries with weak governance and insecure land rights.
To respond to this challenge, the OECD and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have developed guidance to:
> Read the draft FAO-OECD Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains
A public consultation on the draft guidance was held during January and February 2015. The guidance will be finalised in December 2015 and implemented through various activities in the following years.
27-30 October 2015: Sustainability by enterprises, a new way of doing business | Article
10 June 2015: Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case | White Paper
26 March 2015: World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY GROUP
To lead this work, a multi-stakeholder Advisory Group was established in October 2013.
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