Trade Law and Responsible Investment

Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth (2011). Trade Law and Responsible Investment. In: International Instruments Influencing the Rights of People Facing Investment in Agricultural Lands (pp. 68-88). Rom, Italien: International Land Coalition ILC

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There is broad international agreement that investment flows to the agricultural sector in developing countries need to be increased. In addition, there is broad agreement that such investments need to be responsible, and that they will only be responsible and beneficial to poor people if they contribute to the prudent development of the agricultural sector. Less studied is the link between responsible investment and trade. In this brief, the assumption is made that responsible investment flows presume a responsible trade regime, i.e. a trade regime that contributes to the prudent development of the agricultural sector in developing countries. Such a prudent, sustainable trade regime will promote investments in the agricultural sector that are responsible to the people involved and to the environment. It builds the “channel” through which investments flow. By contrast, an unsustainable trade framework will create an investment climate that promotes problematic investment practices.

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Book Section (Book Chapter)


02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

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Bürgi, Elisabeth




International Land Coalition ILC


[484] Sustainable trade in agriculture




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04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

06 Jan 2016 13:18

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Corp. authors: ILC, Oxfam, Somo, WTI



URI: (FactScience: 218459)

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