Growing business interest in agricultural investment in low and middle-income countries continues to be matched by governments seeking to attract foreign investment to promote economic development. Responsible land-based investment is an important entry point into inclusive agri-business; but the types of relationship that agribusinesses forge with value chain actors and other stakeholders across a series of factors beyond land governance also determine to what extent agri-business investment can be inclusive.
LEGEND outputs explore these relationships and how they can be enhanced to strengthen inclusiveness, drawing on practical examples from different countries.
This report reviews the idea of inclusiveness in agricultural investments and analyses what ‘inclusiveness’ means to different value chain actors.
This LEGEND bulletin explores the relationship between agribusiness and land rights. It features articles on the power of local engagement for financial investment, using technology for mapping rights, and catalysing private sector respect for community land rights.
This bulletin distils lessons from a sugarcane cooperative in Malawi and a forestry investment scheme in Sierra Leone, drawing on the five pillars of inclusive business as identified in the 2018 LEGEND state of the debate report.