Climate change is adversely impacting smallholder farmers globally, affecting yield, incomes, and the quality and availability of natural resources. Conversely, agriculture is also a significant emitter of greenhouse gases through land use changes and agrochemical use. IDH addresses these issues in a systemic way through multi-stakeholder action.
Following IDH’s PPI landscape approach, we build multi-stakeholder coalitions in regions that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. We then facilitate the formation of ‘Compacts,’ which lay out a locally-owned vision for the sustainable development of the region – from a socioeconomic and environmental perspective. Through implementing field-level projects and leveraging investments, the partners create a business case for climate-resilient, gender-intentional, and regenerative business models. These are replicated and scaled up through public-private sector collaboration. Companies are key, both to co-finance the transition to regenerative agriculture as well as to shift sourcing practices away from ‘business as usual’ and create more demand for landscape produce.