An assessment of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) in low- and lower-middle income countries in Asia and Africa, and its potential contribution to sustainable development

For Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) to make a meaningful contribution to SAI in low- and lower-middle income countries, there is a need for investment in research, capacity development, enterprise initiation, scaling, and creation of enabling environments (through policies at national and sub-national levels). To attract investment and justify policy change, more information is needed on the potential contribution of CEA to sustainable development, and where, how, by whom, and for whom various technologies might be best deployed. The purpose of this report is: • to identify which CEA technologies merit investment, and under which conditions, to advance SAI in Africa and Asia; • to make recommendations concerning investment in CEA technologies.