Financing sustainable agriculture and mitigation

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Key messages:
- Smallholder farmers and forestry producers have a crucial role to play in food security, sustainable land use and emissions reductions initiatives.
- Producers and investors alike require appropriate incentive structures to facilitate participation in sustainable land use initiatives.
- A networked financing approach—Inari—may provide an innovative response to financing sustainable land use via intelligent diversification and addressing the finance needs of smallholders.
- Diversification requires the development of a more holistic risk model for investment in smallholder agriculture and forestry, which will be tested in a number of developing countries in 2013 and 2014.


Alforte A, Matias D, Munden L, Perron J. 2013. Financing sustainable agriculture and mitigation. CCAFS Working Paper No. 52. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).


  • Alforte, A
  • Matias, D
  • Munden, L
  • Perron, J