Key messages in this Working Paper are:
- Smallholder farmers and forestry producers have a crucial role to play in food security, sustainable land use and emissions reductions initiatives.
- Producers and investors alike require appropriate incentive structures to facilitate participation in sustainable land use initiatives.
- A networked financing approach—Inari—may provide an innovative response to financing sustainable land use via intelligent diversification and addressing the finance needs of smallholders.
- Diversification requires the development of a more holistic risk model for investment in smallholder agriculture and forestry, which will be tested in a number of developing countries in 2013 and 2014.
Alforte, A.; Matias, D.; Munden, L.; Perron, J. Financing sustainable agriculture and mitigation: Smallholders and the Inari system of finance. CCAFS Working Paper No. 52. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2013) 26 pp.