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In the Climate Finance for Sustainable Agriculture: The Lab Webinar Series, developed 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 the current status.

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

This webinar is now available on-demand. Watch it to learning lessons from 2020’s TerraFund, from the World Resources Institute, and 2018’s Smallholder Forestry Vehicle (SPV), from Komaza. Both instruments allow investments in regenerative practices by smallholder farmers.

TerraFund offers discounted interest rates to incentivize SMEs to boost their social and environmental impact by working closely with smallholders. TerraFund benefits from a unique partnership with World Resources Institute’s Land Accelerator, an entrepreneurship program that provides tailored capacity-building to restoration enterprises.

Smallholder Forestry Vehicle packages tree production partnership contracts with thousands of smallholder farmers and sells them to investors, providing farmers and forestry companies with access to low-cost, long-term finance while enabling institutional investors to access sustainable forestry investments. 

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Sebastian Subsol, Senior Technical Specialist – Climate Change, IFAD
  • Daniela Chiriac, Senior Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Venkat Iyer, Manager, Global Restoration Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Tomo Kumahira, VP Corporate Finance & Strategy, Komaza (TBC)