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Leveraging Finance for Impact & Climate Resilience: A Deep Dive into Eastern and Southern Africa
23 November 2018

A lack of adequate capital is a major constraint for smallholder farmers and small and medium size agricultural enterprises. IFAD recognizes the vast potential of rural and agricultural finance and is increasingly using new instruments such as impact funds to promote sustainable and resilient livelihoods. Increasingly these finance interventions also aim at improving climate resilience and other impact themes such as environment, social and governance.

This event will take a deep dive, with experts and practitioners from Eastern and Southern Africa into the following issues:  

  • How are financial service providers dealing with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in practice?
  • What are the real-life, difficult situations that practitioners are faced with?
  • How can you build climate resilience through rural and agricultural finance operations?
  • What kinds of tools and approaches are available for this?


IFAD HQ, Rome, Italy


Responsible Finance for Smallholder Agriculture (ReFiSA) project; Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) for Finance; Small and Medium Agribusiness Development Fund (SMADF)

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