Innovating finance for sustainable landscapes
This priority is related to the potential of responsible finance to provide incentives for the uptake and upscaling of sustainable production practices. It focuses on improving the schemes and modalities for financing landscapes. As much of the current debate on finance for sustainable smallholder production focuses on financing landscape approaches, FTA has expanded its finance capacity and expertise, improved its positioning and visibility in global debates, and actively engaged with the relevant financing/investment networks, initiatives and organizations.
This has been in order to obtain a better understanding of the specific demand for knowledge, engage in capacity building and dialogue on more effective approaches, expand partnerships for collaboration and the leveraging impact of FTA work, as well as produce (joint) proposals for research and outreach. A series of activities has already been initiated, which is complemented by new activities that aim at meeting the knowledge and research gaps already identified, and respond to wider demands expressed in key international agreements and events.