Investing to overcome the climate crisis

Acumen’s new report: “Resilient. Farmers.” provides agribusinesses and investors with recommendations to help smallholder farmers become climate resilient by increasing their ability to adapt to climate change and sustainably growing their yields and incomes. 

Written in collaboration with the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and funded by the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office’s (FCDO) Strengthening Impact Investment Markets for Agriculture program, “Resilient. Farmers.” shares farmers’ perspectives on climate change and why they may or may not engage with an agricultural platform. 

We hope our findings offer insight on how to build a sustainable and thriving agricultural ecosystem and encourage more investment in climate adaptation.

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The report’s recommendations contribute to delivering the Global Action Agenda laid out by the COP26 campaign Transforming Agricultural Innovation for People, Nature and Climate, co-chaired by FCDO and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS). 

A pillar of this action agenda is to build the evidence base for increasing investment in climate-resilient agricultural technologies and practices. This new report contributes to that goal, and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is exploring opportunities to continue additional phases of this research with the Gates Foundation and other partners.

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This report is a collaboration between Acumen, FCDO, and Busara

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