• 07 March 2023
  • 14:30-15:30
  • Room: Room D

Cooperative carbon finance: enabling smallholder agroforestry at scale through carbon markets

Room D

How can we leverage the potential of carbon markets to enable smallholders to transition to agroforestry at scale? Smallholders are responsible for 80% of human consumed food production but are hit hardest by climate change despite having contributing little to it. Unfair, right? Furthermore, smallholders don’t have access to traditional financial means to diversify their business model, become more climate resilient & improve their livelihoods. As just 1.7% of current climate finance flows to smallholders, we need new solutions. Projects making use of carbon finance have a lot of potential if implemented well. In this session, Acorn (Rabobank) and One Acre Fund will discuss how.