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April 11, 2015Knowledge Portal
The African greenhouse: A toolbox

This toolbox is to design greenhouse production systems in various climate zones and locations in Africa. he toolbox will result in a number of greenhouse cultivation systems that are most suitable for a given location, weighing perspectives such as greenhouse type, greenhouse installation, climate, production and economic viability. »

April 7, 2015Knowledge Portal
Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence and insights

This report (PDF) by CGIAR CCAFS explores evidence and insights from five case studies that have made significant recent progress in addressing the challenge of insuring poor smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the developing world. »

April 2, 2015Knowledge Portal
Financing strategies for integrated landscape investments

Integrated Landscape Initiatives (ILIs) have unique financing needs: they need investment and financial support timeframes. Integrated landscape management (ILM) provides a context to spatially target and harmonize investments so that they can efficiently yield public goods and private financial returns while mitigating investment risks. In Africa, financing systems for ILM must support local, national, and »

March 31, 2015Knowledge Portal
Principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) endorsed the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (PDF) in October 2014. The objective of the Principles is to promote responsible investment in agriculture and food systems that contribute to food security and nutrition, thus supporting the progressive realization of the right to adequate food »

March 3, 2015Knowledge Portal
Firm to Farm Finance Toolkit (F2FF)

The Firm to Farm Finance Toolkit (F2FF) (PDF) was commissioned by USAID and in a pilot project in Bangladesh. This toolkit suggests an approach and process for achieving sustainable and mutually beneficial market linkages between poor rural farmers and financial institutions. »