Through the Platform for Climate Action in Agriculture (PLACA), countries in the region seek solutions for the agricultural sector in the face of climate change. The agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean is particularly vulnerable to the effects of

When coffee farmers can take advantage of cloud-enabled, mobile technology, they simplify their data collection process and use this data to benchmark their performance within their industry, inform business decision making, and increase transparency for their farmers. Since the advent of

Today, more than ever, the transformation of food systems requires collective action in the face of COP25 results. The 25th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP25) concluded on Dec. 15th, as countries needed additional time to

IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) has developed Climate-Smart Cocoa practices to impact farmers positively at different levels. Climate change among other factors has adversely affected cocoa production at varying degrees in Ghana. The phenomenon affects cocoa farming areas differently, thus

Root Capital’s unique credit-plus-capacity model has given RAOS, a coffee cooperative in Honduras, the tools it needs to successfully transition from a small, growing business into a resilient engine of impact in its community. In the face of adversity, this coffee

How evaluating impact contributes to driving investment in adaptable and scalable strategies. Several years ago, a mango farmer in Burkina Faso told us something that forever changed our approach to impact evaluation. “I don’t want to answer any questions,” the farmer said

Coffee farmers in southern Mexico organized in the Triunfo Verde cooperative, are showing how responsible agriculture can help preserve natural resources. Thanks to revamped internal financial controls and climate-smart practices, coffee farmers help preserve local ecosystems.   The misty forests of southern

Farmers need to balance coffee quality with climate resiliency. Agricultural practices such as shade-grown coffee and proper fertilization have the dual effect of producing better coffee and better livelihoods, increasing a farmer’s resilience to climate change and reducing their footprint

How scaling can help to achieve large-scale impacts through agricultural innovation. Is there a blueprint to establish scaling as a key part of agricultural innovations? Experts believe there are many ways to do it. Related topics: De-risking agricultural value chains - Developing a more

Climate change adaptation and mitigation requires climate-smart agriculture.  Efforts are growing guided by a target of 11 million farms using climate-smart techniques, to be achieved by 2022. Here is how. We proudly present some of our recent achievements that show how

Agricultural enterprises are changemakers in rural communities; they have the ability to improve livelihoods, conserve the environment, and generate opportunities for women and young people. Yet to truly be a force for good, these enterprises must adopt sound business practices that

Insights and lessons learned on disseminating Kenya’s climate-smart agriculture strategies, frameworks and investment plans. Kenya has made significant progress in the development of agricultural policies, yet implementation remains elusive, aggravating food insecurity challenges. To address this gap, recent field visits were

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