In the Climate Finance for Sustainable Agriculture: The Lab Webinar Seriesdeveloped for IFAD, the Lab presents some of its innovative financial instruments to catalyze greater investment into the sustainable agriculture sector, including key elements identified through the Lab development and updates on current status.

Each one-hour session has an introductory segment followed by an open Q&A segment.

Webinar #3: Enhancing impact of AFOLU finance instruments is now available on-demand.

This is the third webinar in the Climate Finance for Sustainable Agriculture: The Lab Webinar Series. It presents the Manual for enhancing environmental and socio-economic impact assessment of Lab-support instruments, which contains methodological guidelines for impact assessment of Lab instruments focused on agriculture, forestry, and land use (AFOLU). It also presents early findings of the Climate Policy Initiative’s brief Government Tools and Agricultural Lab Instruments showing how complementary approaches and designs (i.e. connections with government tools) to financial instruments can further offer opportunities for them to overcome barriers. The webinar also showcases the West African Initiative for Climate Smart Agriculture, a Lab instrument developed in 2019, which is the only West Africa-led blended finance fund with a specific focus on increasing the uptake of CSA practices by smallholder farmers.

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Daniela Chiriac, Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Rosaly ByrdProgram Coordinator, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Amath Pathe Sene, Director, IFAD
  • Hugues GOA, Director, ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development