Large-scale transformation towards biodiversity-friendly, climate resilient agriculture through risk finance solutions and enabling policy and trade frameworks

The agricultural sector can make a major contribution to ecosystem protection. The project creates incentives for biodiversity-friendly production of coffee, cocoa and bananas and thus promotes a broad transformation to biodiverse agriculture. In comprehensive analyses, it examines starting points for financial solutions as well as the ecological, economic and political potential of change. The project develops and implements risk financing solutions for large-scale implementation of biodiversity-friendly practices. Agricultural organisations train micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in biodiverse farming practices and access to finance. Communication campaigns disseminate recommendations for policy makers, consumers and businesses to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity for risk reduction, resilience and adaptation.

Project data

Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico
IKI funding
216,609.00 €
07/2022 till 05/2023
Implementing organisation
OroVerde - Die Tropenwaldstiftung
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) - Guatemala
  • Ministry of Agriculture - Dominican Republic
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
Implementing Partner
  • Biodiversity International
  • Centro para la Educación y Acción Ecológica, Naturaleza, CEDAE
  • Fundación Capital
  • Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza - Guatemala
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei - vTI) - Germany
  • Root Capital AC
  • Südwind e.V.
  • United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

State of implementation/results

  • The preparatory phase of the project includes the following steps and topics:
    • virtual meetings and working groups are planned in the first months to concretise objectives, indicators and work packages for agricultural practices, risk financing, policy frameworks and consumers/markets
    • to develop a common understanding of biodiversity-friendly agriculture, concepts for risk financing solutions and strategies for policy advice
    • to clarify possible cooperation and synergies, stakeholders from different sectors, including governmental and financial institutions, producers and the local civil society organisations, as well as ongoing or recently completed projects will be contacted.
  • At the end of the preparatory phase, a decision will be made on further funding by the International Climate Initiative.

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