Innovative Investment Partnerships for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Africa
Jo Opot, Acumen
Smallholder farmers grow 70% of Africa’s agricultural produce, but paradoxically three-quarters of Africa’s malnourished children live in farming households. Smallholder livelihoods are becoming increasingly unsustainable due to poor practices, high intermediation, and climate change. However, some of the most cutting-edge innovations in sustainable development are being explored at this critical nexus between poverty and climate. What are the innovative partnerships, investment opportunities, and impact measurement tools for tackling this issue at scale? How do we ensure that farmers can not only maximize upside gains through increased income and productivity, but also minimize downside losses through increased resilience to climate change?
Africa, blended finance, transformative development
Acumen Fund - Sachin Rudra, Chief Investment Officer Winrock International, Pablo Ramirez, Director, Blended Finance
UN Green Climate Fund - Jiwoo Choi, Head of Financial Institutions, GCF Private Sector Facility Syngenta - Simon Winter, CEO Syngenta Foundation MasterCard - Salah Goss, Head of Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, Kenya
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