The Profitable Harvest: Private Sector Investment in Agriculture

Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture

The Profitable Harvest: Private Sector Investment in Agriculture

The private sector has steadily increased investment in global agriculture, but the global south will continue to face an investment gap that amounts to billions of dollars. This gap, along with increased food production demands due to rising populations and rapid urbanization, means the market for ideas and capital is at an all-time high. With Africa’s agriculture and food sector alone expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030, the opportunity for engagement is well beyond corporate social responsibility. What is the business case for deeper private sector investment, and what can the private sector do to transform the global food supply chain? How must individual countries act to strengthen the environment for investment and spur inclusive and sustainable growth?

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5:15 p.m.
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5:30 p.m.
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6:30 p.m.
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7:00 p.m.
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