Examining the climate finance gap for small-scale agriculture


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Examining the climate finance gap for small-scale agriculture

In a rapidly changing world, agriculture remains the heart of sustainable development. The risks facing the world in this final decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are many, but the opportunities are equally numerous.

Small-scale agricultural producers can only seize these opportunities, however, if they have adequate access to land, markets, capacity support, and finance.

The small-scale producers IFAD works with remain underserved by global climate finance. Finding themselves on the front lines of a changing climate, they are already suffering the devastating impacts of an anthropogenic phenomenon to which their own actions have contributed the least.

This report shows that only a small percentage of the money invested globally in climate finance is targeted at small-scale producers. IFAD remains committed to ensuring that small-producers receive the support they desperately need to adapt to a changing climate.


Climate and environment, Rural finance