The first meeting of the Working Group on agricultural land investment contracts took place at UNIDROIT’s seat in Rome on 3-5 May 2017, with the objective of receiving expert input on how to better define the contours of the work, in particular with respect to the possible scope of the instrument. The Group discussed, inter alia, UNIDROIT and its work on private law and agricultural development; general considerations in relation to the work on agricultural land investment contracts, including alignment of the work with existing initiatives (e.g. the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food Security and the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Foods Systems) and co-operation with the UN agricultural development agencies, non-governmental organisations, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders; the possible structure of the future instrument; and the organisation of future work.


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Photo of the participants