Sustainable Agricultural Intensification

Population growth and increased standards of living have resulted in the expansion of agriculture globally. This in turn results in habitat loss, land degradation and increased carbon emissions. By creating financial incentives for farmers to increase production on available land while also encouraging sustainable practices, CPIC’s Sustainable Agriculture Intensification Working Group seeks to develop profitable solutions that meet human needs in a sustainable way.

The working group is led by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). For more information, please send an email to

Financing Climate Smart Practices to Protect Forests and Improve Livelihoods

The challenge for small-scale cocoa farmers is to access the capital and tools to support their transition to more productive and sustainable practices, which often entails farm renovation and rehabilitation (R&R). This blueprint presents an innovative, blended value chain finance approach, involving investment from external investors and cocoa offtakers in smallholder cocoa farms by bundling loans through ground operators.

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