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Blending Climate and Agriculture Finance to Support Climate-Smart Landscapes
Seth Shames, Sara J. Scherr, Rachel Friedman - EcoAgriculture Partners
Agricultural landscapes must provide food, fiber and energy to a growing global population in a changing climate, while potentially serving as instruments for climate change mitigation. However, there is a disconnect between the ways that climate-smart landscapes will need to be managed and the current financing systems available to support them. Funds for agricultural development, food security, climate mitigation and climate adaptation generally come from different sources even though these goals are inextricably linked in agricultural systems. The consequences of this separation are inefficiency and insufficient access to financing for climate-smart agricultural development. This brief first lays out the current financing landscape for climate and agriculture in the developing world. It then analyzes the implications for the development of Climate-Smart agriculture, particularly for smallholders. Finally, it suggests steps towards more effective integration of climate and agriculture finance.
|Release Date:||November 2012|
|File Size:||2484 KB|