Farm Zero, a sustainable agriculture start-up which bundles agricultural technologies and expertise from industry leaders around the globe to develop unique zero emission, sustainable, commercial farms has endorsed the UN FAO Principles for Responsible Investment.
Farm Zero Supports the UN FAO (Committee on World Food Security’s) Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems
The objective of the Principles is to promote responsible investment in agriculture and food systems that contribute to food security and nutrition, thus supporting the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
The Principles address all types of investment in agriculture and food systems – public, private, large, small, and in both the production and processing spheres – and provide a framework that all stakeholders can use when developing national policies, programmes and regulatory frameworks, corporate social responsibility policies and programs, and individual agreements or contracts. The agreement also outlines the roles of all types of investors from states, to business enterprises, to smallholders, who, while dispersed, are in aggregate the world’s largest investors in primary agricultural production.
The salient points of the voluntary and non-binding Principles are articulated below:
- Responsible investment in agriculture and food systems is essential for enhancing food security and nutrition and supporting the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.
- Agriculture and food systems encompass the entire range of activities involved in the production, processing, marketing, retail, consumption, and disposal of goods that originate from agriculture.
- Addressing the four dimensions of food security and nutrition – availability, access, stability, and utilization – requires a significant increase in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.
- Given the vital role of smallholders, including those that are family farmers, – women and men – in investing in agriculture and food systems, it is particularly important that their capacity to invest be strengthened and secured.
- Farmers should be recognized as key contributors to food security and nutrition and as major investors in the agricultural sector, in particular taking into account those family farms that invest their own capital and labour in their agricultural activity.
- Investing in agriculture and food systems can produce multiplier effects for complementary sectors, such as the service or manufacturing industries; thus further contributing to food security and nutrition, and overall economic development.
- The Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems prepared by CFS provide added value through a multi-stakeholder, holistic, and consensus-driven approach, which fosters global ownership and application.
About Farm Zero
Farm Zero is a sustainable agriculture start-up bundling agricultural technologies and expertise from industry leaders around the globe: we develop unique zero emission, sustainable, commercial farms. Farm Zero designs, develops, implements, and manages sustainable agriculture projects and commercial farms that offer high-yield, high quality, environmentally friendly produce to local markets or for export.
Farm Zero utilizes Saltwater Greenhouse Technology to grow fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, locally, in coastal arid regions. It’s focus is to bring competitively priced, environmentally friendly, production of high quality products in close proximity of markets which commonly have few alternatives but to depend on generally expensive and low quality imported produce.
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