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Financing a sustainable future: de-risking innovation through food systems investing

Tim Crosby Transformational Investing in Food Systems (TIFS)
Madagascar - Agriculture
Faced with the negative-dominant impacts of food production, opportunities in sustainable food businesses need to be aligned with the capital available for transformation. To achieve this, they must be brought within view of private sector impact-first investors. This requires calculated and thoughtful government interventions.
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Placing contract farming in the service of development, food security and equality

Anne Valto Finnfund
Agriculture Afrique Madagascar
The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises estimates that at least one in five Africans goes to bed hungry, and an estimated 140 million people in Africa face acute food insecurity. The Horn of Africa, in particular, is again suffering from persistent drought, and countries dependent on imported wheat and sunflower oil are suffering as prices have skyrocketed because of the Ukraine war. Gender inequity – with women precluded from contributing – compounds the issues.
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Farm Credit Armenia, a finance cooperative for food security

Armen Gabrielyan Farm Credit Armenia
Sécurité alimentaire - Arménie
FCA is Armenia’s sole agricultural credit cooperative. It supports – with the aid of an AFD Group 1.5 m euro loan – its clients, the members, owners, participants, and beneficiaries of the cooperative. Its commitment is to improve the quality of life in rural Armenia, by providing accessible financial services to targeted groups, thereby fostering the country’s sustainable development and contributing towards food security.
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To impact food security, investors must understand farmers’ resilience to climate change

Ellie Turner 60 Decibels
Agriculture Afrique
In recent years, unprecedented shocks - climate change, Covid-19 and supply chain disruptions - have changed the trajectory of progress on global food security. Acute food insecurity increased by 33 percent from 2021 to 2022. Smallholder farmers will be critical to resolving this food crisis, yet they are among the most vulnerable to climate shocks. Building climate resilience has emerged as a top priority for investors working in smallholder agriculture, but demonstrating impact on resilience has remained a challenge.
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Towards food security in Yemen: HSA Group in concert with the UN, DFIs and international NGOs

Nabil Hayel Saeed Anam HSA Group - Yemen
SP&D - Sanaa
Against a background of conflict and widespread food insecurity in Yemen, the country’s HSA Group continues to work in partnership with UN agencies, DFIs and international NGOs. HSA Group’s work with Proparco demonstrates the positive effect of public-private partnerships in bringing affordable essential products and services, as well as humanitarian and social development to a crisis-stricken country.
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