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.
Check out our Sustainable Agriculture news, features, and resources below.
The eco.business Fund supports biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, and climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.
01/11/23 | By Annette Vogel
Every two years, we conduct an investor survey to better understand the motivations of our investor base, the challenges they face in investing for impact, and how we can serve them better
09/15/20 | By Caitlin Rosser