Knowledge for Development

Agro-Value Chain Finance and Climate Adaptation: The role of the banking sector


Date: 02/09/2014


In June 2014, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) published this brief to stimulate thinking and discussion on ways to design and deliver agricultural finance that supports adaptation to a changing climate for all actors along agro-value chains from producers to exporters. Agricultural finance refers to financial services (savings, transfers, insurance and loans) that are needed by the agricultural sector. This brief primarily targets the banking sector, particularly credit institutions, involved in financing agro-value chains in developing countries, particularly in Africa. The brief builds on the results and recommendations of a six-month pilot initiative on mainstreaming climate risk along the coffee value chain in Uganda, which was conducted in 2013 through a partnership between the Ugandan Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Makerere University (MAK) and IISD.    

(Julie Dekens & Susan Bingi, IISD, June 2014)

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