LAIF & CIF contribution by sector: Investing in Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture

Monday, 20 September, 2021

The Latin America and Caribbean Investment Facilities (LAIF and CIF) invest in agricultural and non-agricultural activities in rural areas to promote rural employment, green production and infrastructure improvement. Both facilities promote innovation and investment in rural areas, as well as the sustainable use of the environment, improving production and contributing to the process of decoupling GHG (greenhouses gases) emissions. LAIF and CIF also support coordinated territorial development policies that make use of and strengthen the abilities of rural workers, and that increase access to land and security of tenure to raise productivity in a sustainable way. LAIF and CIF also invest in the modernisation of irrigation systems, access to water and sanitation, roads connectivity, sustainable forest management and food production.