Knowledge Note
This note, part of the RAI Knowledge Into Action Series, provides guidance on considerations in the selection of an appropriate business model through which to conduct an agricultural investment. Agricultural investments have a wide range of impacts, positive and negative. The choice of business model is one, but by no means the only, determining factor of the financial success of the investment, as well as its socioeconomic and environmental impacts on the economy and local communities. This note outlines the general types of models available and the considerations for selecting and or designing a blended model to suit the context of the investment.