On-farm investment in agriculture has doubled over the past 20 years and as a result agricultural production has grown rapidly. But the bad news is that the key conditions that made these investments viable are deteriorating, and rapidly.
Pedro Arias is a native of Uruguay and an Economist for the Trade and Markets Division of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). He currently monitors trends and flows in agricultural Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and promotes and supports the adoption of the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI). Pedro's hobby is running a family farm in Umbria, Italy.