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Accelerating Climate Finance for Resilient Agriculture

John Scicchitano July 13, 2022

Accelerating Climate Finance for Resilient Agriculture

While climate finance represents a growing opportunity to accelerate the growth of the green economy, less than 5% of global climate finance is spent on adaptation and resilience. Within this 5%, the vast majority is spent on developed world infrastructure projects. As a result, developing world enterprises and especially the agriculture sector have so far received a miniscule fraction of climate finance.

Yet threats to food production are among the greatest adverse impacts of the lower rainfall and higher temperatures resulting from climate change. Food production deficits already have enormous consequences on lives and livelihoods (malnutrition, need for humanitarian assistance), and these consequences will worsen without adaptation.

Solutions are visible. The rapid growth of investable agribusinesses are creating a growing opportunity to grow more food, diversity farmer incomes, and improve the resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change. Speakers will examine specific cases of successes and opportunities, and explore strategies for replication and scale.

Sample discussion questions

What initiatives will accelerate climate finance for adaptation in the developing world?

What examples of climate finance for agriculture can be studied and replicated?

How can the impacts of adaptation and resilience investments in agriculture be quantified?



Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Africa Agriculture Agribusiness Resilience Climate Adaptation

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Catalyze increase climate finance for adaptation, and more specifically for food and agriculture enterprises in Africa and the developing world


  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameRebecca Mincy
  • TitleInvestment Director
  • OrganizationAcumen Resilient Agriculture Fund
  • StatusInvited
  • NameSerena Shi
  • TitleVice President
  • OrganizationThe Lightsmith Group
  • StatusInvited
  • NameJohn
  • TitleScicchitano
  • OrganizationPangea Africa Ltd.
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMarian Ofori-Twumasi
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationMariseth Farms Ltd.
  • StatusInvited
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