Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Practices

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Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Practices
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Invest in the development of businesses producing organic agricultural and sustainable farming products

Expected Impact

Sustainable agricultural practices help boost agricultural revenue and alleviate poverty, while contributing to the conservation of agricultural lands and the environment.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in ROI)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 100 million - USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 500,000 - USD 1 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
No Poverty (SDG 1) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Sector Sources
  • 1) The Republic of Tunisia, 2021. Voluntary National Review 2021. 2) The Republic of Tunisia, 2019. Voluntary National Review 2019. 3) Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries. FAO 35th Regional Conference for the Near East. 4) Republic of Tunisia, 2018. Economic Recovery Plan 2019-2020. 5) French Development Agency, 2021. North Africa Regional Strategy 2021-2025. 6) FAO, 2021. FAO supports a new startup that facilitates market access for small farmers and Tunisian artisans. 7) APIA, 2021. 475.1 Millions de dinars d'investissements agricoles privés durant les onze premiers mois de l'année 2021. 8) Stakeholder Consultations held in 2021. 9) UNIDO, 2019. Tunisia's blossoming agribusiness sector. 10) IFAD. Tunisia. 11) SWP, 2020. The Effects of a DCFTA with the EU on Tunisian Agriculture. 12) Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries. FAO 35th Regional Conference for the Near East. 13) Blom-Zandstra et al, 2017. Needs Assessment of the Agriculture in North-West Tunisia. 14) FIPA, 2019. Investing in Tunisia: The Opportunity to Come.
IOA Sources
  • 15) FIBL and IFOAM, 2020. The World of Organic Agriculture. 16) Environment Buddy, 2020. Pros and Cons of Organic Farming. 17) Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies, 2020. Measures protecting the agricultural sector and the proper functioning of the agri-food industry in the face of the COVID pandemic. 18) Arab Reform Initiative, 2020. Tunisia: COVID-19 Increases Vulnerability of Rural Women. 19) Managers, 2021. Les Startups agricoles en Tunisie: un domaine prometteur. 20) ILO. Employment Intensive Investment Programme. Tunisia: Empowering women through the induced effects of investments for economic diversification. 21) Britannica. Organic Farming. 22) Le Monde, 2021. Les Tunisiennes misent sur le bio pour se faire une place dans le monde de l’huile d’olive. 23) Archyde, 2020. Tunisian women are betting on organic to find a place in the world of olive oil. 24) Chiboub et al, 2015. Etat actuel et perspective de développement de l’agriculture biologique dans les zones du Nord-Ouest tunisien. Journal of New Sciences. 25) Kapitalis, 2019. Extension sensible des superficies destinees a l'agriculture bio en Tunisie.