The session included discussions around how catalytic financing can drive the supply of climate adaptation finance for the agriculture sector, especially for smallholder farmers who remain most vulnerable to climate change’s impacts.

The discussion intended to address the following questions:

  1. Why do we need to mainstream climate adaptation finance for the agriculture sector?
  2. How can catalytic finance help with the issue?
  3. How is the impact investing community responding to this need?

Click on the timestamps from the webinar stream to hear specific segments.

Time Discussion points
00:57 – 03:08 Welcome note by Prasun Das, Secretary General, APRACA.
03:37 – 24:47 Prasun Das elaborates on the need to finance climate adaptation finance for the agriculture sector. He highlights the necessity of knowledge collaboration, coherent policies, innovative financial instruments, and effective networks to overcome the barriers to green finance for smallholder farmers, who comprise most of the global agriculture sector.
26:18 – 35:40 Sandeep Bhattacharya, Advisor, Climate Change at GIZ, speaks about the initiative by Sustain Plus Energy Foundation and CINI to create farmer collectives called Production Hubs. He explains that these hubs use various technologies and practices to boost their income sustainably while facing challenges around maintenance, cost, scalability, and refinancing.
37:17 – 47:24 Krati Garg, Manager, Innovative Finance, KOIS, suggests that impact investors can help climate businesses attract commercial finance that balances impact and returns by using catalytic finance, standard impact measurement frameworks, and impact monetization.
49:27 – 01:03:50 Speakers address questions from participants
01:03:51 – 01:04:41 Conclusion and note of thanks by Prasun Das, Secretary General, APRACA.

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