Video - To help farmers have more access to finance, Tropenbos Ghana has been developing Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) in the Juabeso-Bia and Sefwi-Wiawso landscapes. This has allowed farmers to invest in climate-smart practices.
Tropenbos Indonesia recently organized a "Business Meeting Day" as the peak of the 2nd round of KURRI, a competition that aims to support the development of micro-enterprises in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan. The event took place at the District Hall on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 and gathered various parties including KURRI finalists and winners, community, government staff, private sector, and financial institutions.
At the Global Landscapes Forum on the 7th of March, the organisations behind Moblising More for Climate (MoMo4C) and Green Finance for Sustainable Landscapes (GF4SL) will jointly host a session on climate finance. We will address the complex challenges encountered and share the solutions developed in landscapes in Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana and Indonesia.
Climate change has major consequences for people and nature. Many of the more vulnerable countries in the tropics lack the financial and other resources to adapt to climate change effects. In a new paper, we outline the key lessons learned from our project MoMo4C on development of green business cases in tropical landscapes.
Following successes in 2021, the second year of the KURRI programme in 2022 has seen 14 small enterprises in Kalimantan selected for their potential to have positive environmental and social impacts. As well as vegetable and woven craft producers, innovations include the production of charcoal briquettes from rice husks, chips from banana stems, herbal drinks, and a refill station for drinking water bottles.
Stanley Walet, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for Mobilising More for Climate (MoMo4C) travelled to Cameroon to see how impact monitoring operates on the ground. He noted several challenges and offers some recommendations.
Header photo: Ngoyla cocoa, Cameroon © WWF