When promoting climate-smart landscapes, make sure to listen to farmers first

13 October 2021

Farmers in the poorer areas of the world are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The international community is expected to step up efforts to help them adapt to the new circumstances. TBI stresses that such interventions will need to be designed based on a profound understanding of local perceptions and needs.

Local communities showcase eco-friendly bankable cocoa projects

06 October 2021

Under the MoMo4C program, the first business contest in Cameroon is focussing on climate resilient cocoa production that have little or no impact on the forest, protects wildlife and procure benefits for indigenous and local communities in the Southeast of Cameroon. Going by the 12 projects submitted, local actors expressed the desire to regenerate ageing farms, create plant nurseries, reconvert existing farms for cocoa production, produce high quality cocoa and build relationship with long term credible financial partners.

Report: The potential of credit unions in Indonesia to catalyze local rural development

30 September 2021

This report is part of a series of case studies that provide insights into various mechanisms used to increase access to finance for smallholder farmers, SMEs and communities in their efforts to contribute to sustainable landscapes. This case study focuses on the various types of productive loans provided by the Social Performance Management Unit of the Credit Union Semandang Jaya in Indonesia.

Call for green business proposals 2021 - Uganda

20 September 2021

The Ugandan Murchison landscape MoMo4C Project is calling for innovative green propositions to support the development of the nascent CLA Business Plans into full-blown Business Cases for the Sustainable Management of community forests as buffers to the Budongo Forest Reserve -while at the same time, enabling the CLA members to benefit from them.

Myth or reality: Climate Change Impacts a Threat to Smallholder Cocoa Farmers Livelihood in the Western-North of Ghana

10 September 2021

This brief presents new empirical evidence on how climate change manifest in Ghana cocoa hotspot intervention areas, its impacts, and the mechanism communities in this area adopt to reduce their vulnerabilities. Ample evidence has been established to argue that if the current trajectory goes unchecked it would impact smallholder cocoa farmers’ livelihood, national foreign exchange earnings, and overall poverty alleviation in the countryside. 

Finance for integrated landscape management

02 September 2021

The new report "Finance for integrated landscape management. De-risking smallholder farmer investments in integrated landscape management" is part of a series of case studies that provide insights into various mechanisms used to increase access to finance for smallholder farmers, SMEs and communities in their efforts to contribute to sustainable landscapes.

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