About the Investment Centre
About the Investment Centre

THE INVESTMENT CENTRE (IC), a Division of FAO's Technical Cooperation Department, helps developing countries mobilise investments for agricultural and rural development. It does this mainly by assisting them in identifying and formulating viable investment projects in agriculture, including forestry, fisheries agro-industries and environment, for funding by both national and multi-lateral financing institutions (partners).

In carrying out its work, the IC has programmes of cooperation with a wide range of financing institutions lending for agriculture, including the World Bank, IFAD, the Regional and Sub-Regional Development Banks, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, UNCDF and Arab funds. Since its inception, the IC has participated in the formulation of 1,032 projects approved for financing, involving total investments of US$ 56.5 billion. Of this, over half is from external sources, the balance from the recipient countries.

The following is a brief description of the Investment Centre, its objectives, functions, organisation, staffing and services it provides.

-Objectives and Functions
-Addressing Development Challenges

Contact Information: Postal address: Investment Centre Division (TCI)
Food and Agriculture Organisation
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy

Telephone: (39) (6) 5225-3568
Facsimile: (39) (6) 5225-4657
Telex: 625852
Internet: <http://www.fao.org> and <gopher://gopher.fao.org>

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