ACUMEN ENTREPRENEURS ARE RISING TO THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
SAFEGUARDING FARMER LIVELIHOODS
Smallholder farmers feed the world but disproportionately live in poverty. As the impacts of climate change further threaten farmers’ livelihoods, our investments work to improve productivity, raise incomes, and build climate resilience, enabling farmers to create a safe and prosperous future.
Investment Case Studies
In India, smallholder farmers suffer the consequences of drought and climate change, reducing their already limited incomes. Founded by two Acumen Fellows, Kheyti offers affordable greenhouses and financing solutions to help these farmers adapt to climate change.
In Colombia, the combination of climate change, inefficient supply chains, and lack of market access threaten smallholder farmers’ livelihoods. Siembra Viva is helping farmers stabilize and grow their incomes by increasing climate resilience and providing direct to market access.
Our Impact in Agriculture
invested in agricultural innovations
building a better future for farmers
lives impacted with sustainable incomes
Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund
The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) seeks to build an ecosystem of agribusinesses that improve farmers’ livelihoods and build their resilience to climate change. Through ARAF, Acumen is delivering catalytic investment to address the capital gaps for agribusinesses on their journey to scale.
Research findings from a survey of 360 farmers providing critical recommendations for agribusinesses and investors to help low-income farmers to become resilient to the impacts of climate change.
News and Stories
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In the Media
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