Sustainable Agriculture

We invest in funds that promote sustainable and climate-smart agricultural practices

Our efforts to combat climate change and its disproportionate effects on disadvantaged communities extends to the sustainable agriculture sector, as well as our financing of renewable energy and environmental sustainability innovations. Climate change contributes to crop depletion, degradation of land, and clean water limitations, all which pose serious challenges to satisfying agricultural demand and sustaining rural livelihoods of the 70% of the world’s poor who live in rural agricultural areas. Agricultural communities face many challenges on top of climate change, including limited viable financial options and lack of knowledge and training on sustainable and climate-smart agricultural practices. Empowering agricultural communities with these tools can be a powerful way to fight climate change.

Our approach focuses on lending to intermediaries that connect farmers and agricultural businesses with more robust, consistent economic opportunities and training to improve the sustainability of their practices, thereby improving sustainable livelihoods for agricultural producers, strengthening global food supply chain systems, and contributing to greater global food security. We aim to strengthen and grow emerging intermediaries that finance sustainable and climate-smart agricultural practices.

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With the financial support of Banco Davivienda, a borrower of the Fund, Upala Agricola grows and exports sustainable pineapples produced according to environmental best practices. The company utilized an environmental risk matrix to identify potential impacts of pineapple cultivation based on soil studies and landscape assessments.