18- 20
Workshop on Sustainable Investment in Agriculture

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 to Thursday, October 20, 2016

A training workshop on Sustainable Investment in Agriculture will be held at the ILO’s Training Centre (ITCILO) in Turin, Italy, 18 October – 20 October 2016. It is organized by the ILO with the technical support of FAO.

The workshop is open to Government and public officials, including from investment promotion agencies, and workers’ and employers’ organizations, cooperatives and civil society organizations with mandates related to the promotion, negotiation and management of private sector investment in the agricultural sector as well as representatives of multinational enterprises and other potential investors in agriculture.
Together, participants and specialists from international organizations will discuss issues of central importance to ensuring that agricultural investment contributes to sustainable development.

Three learning questions will guide the sessions and discussions during the three day workshop.

What is happening?

  • Participants will have increased knowledge regarding trends on inflow of FDI into agriculture compared with other sectors.
  • Participants will have increased understanding on the performance of agricultural investments and the potential developmental implications of large scale investments into agriculture, especially from the perspective of decent work, employment creation and environmental impacts of FDI in agriculture.

What guidance is available?

  • Participants will be exposed to several guiding instruments that set frameworks for action to enhance the development impact of such investments.
  • Participants will be presented alternative models of investments into agriculture.
  • Participants will have increased their understanding of the perspectives of different stakeholder groups involved in agricultural investment.
  • Participants will be able to apply different guidance instruments in their daily practice.

The deadline for submission of candidatures is 18 September 2016.
ITCILO charges total cost of 1,700 Euro (including tuition fees of 1,300 Euro and subsistence costs of 400 Euro). A limited number of partial and full scholarships covering tuition fees and subsistence costs are available for suitable candidates from developing countries.