Topic outline

This learning path is intended to help investors act with due diligence to achieve socially responsible and financially sustainable land-based investments in developing countries, by applying the principles of the "Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security".

It includes the assessment tool "How risky is your investment?”, the course "Responsible governance of tenure: a technical guide for investors", the scenario-based assessment "Are you a responsible investor?”.


This learning path is aimed at those organizations that provide capital or manage funds that are used for investing in and/or operating land-based assets.

In particular, it is directed at the following categories of investors:

  • Asset owners
  • Land aggregators
  • Asset managers
  • State-owned companies or sovereign wealth fund
  • Multinational companies
  • Financial services sector
  • Bilateral or multilateral development banks
  • Commodity traders

  • Principles of responsible land based investments
  • The process to carry out a responsible investment
  • Risk factors to be considered before proceeding in the investment process
  • Measures that can be adopted to mitigate investment risks related to land based assets in developing countries

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

Digital certification

This course offers certification. You will get your digital badge upon passing a final exam after completing the course and achieving a grade of at least 75%. Please click on the button below to complete the exam, or refer to our Certification section to learn more.

The final evaluation exam can be accessed from inside the course. The pass grade is 75%.

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