for all stakeholders involved
We firmly believe that the restoration of degraded lands and the securing of future proof farming systems can only be achieved in coalitions of different value chain actors. The creation of partnerships is therefore an essential component of our approach.
We engage business partners from the industry (traders, roasters, and retailers) to take an active role in climate smart agriculture, farm renovation and/or land restoration with the producers. We leverage financial resources and develop finance models together with financiers. We monitor and quantify the (climate) impact of restoration activities and secure the commercialization of impact through payment for environmental services. We build the capacity of smallholder producers and their organizations and strengthen the knowledge base of (local) NGO’s to support them in successful project implementation.
We leverage financial resources and develop innovative finance models together with financiers. Over the past decade, social lenders have pioneered and proven an effective model for financing smallholder farmers. The social lending model in agriculture focuses on producer organizations. By working directly with producer organizations and other value chain actors, social lenders have been able to assess risk and evaluate collateral in novel ways that open up new avenues of financing for smallholders. Furthermore, social lenders have been able to catalyze additional sources of funding from commercial lending institutions
As the demand for (certified) food and resources is growing and the availability of fertile and productive land is decreasing, we are shifting from a ‘buyers market’ to a ‘sellers market’. ProClimate offers an invitation to those relying on agricultural commodities as their primary input, like traders, processors, retailers and consumers, to take an active part in restoring the soils, the ecosystems and the productivity of the origins. This may secure your future supply, whilst reaching your ambitions on climate and sustainability.
We work specifically with smallholder farmers and their organisations and strengthen the knowledge base of (local) NGO’s and technical staff to support them in successful project implementation. Involvement of local partners in the countries ProClimate works in is of utmost importance for creating a potential for up-scaling of project implementation in the future and for guaranteeing the long term continuity in project support that is needed for the ProClimate approach. That is why in ProClimate projects we work with local NGO’s and/or consultants that plan, set up and manage the projects that we implement in the field.
We develop and implement projects for NGO’s and donors that want to invest in restoring landscapes. With the help of several expert partners, we monitor and quantify the (climate) impact of restoration activities on ecosystems and secure the commercialization of impact through payment for environmental services or include the commercial value of the carbon markets. Partners we have worked with in the past include the GoldStandard Foundation and Soil and More.