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New Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRAg) white paper

CIFAR Alliance

Jun 16, 2023

This white paper examines the prospects for adaptation leveraging digital technology focusing on how solutions can be financed

Various digital solutions have emerged as potential game-changers in how the agri-food market functions and productivity-enhancing solutions are delivered. What constrains the potential of these innovations? If we take a systems perspective on the agri-food sector, we must consider three broad inter-related aspects:

  1. Integration and coordination in value chains

  2. Diffusion of innovation across value chain participants

  3. Financing innovation end-to-end

If these solutions are to be effective, actors in the development sector need to mobilize a strong collective effort. They should determine how to harness digital technology to address the practical problem of change—many of which fall within the locus of these three areas. Finding viable routes to financing potential transformation pathways to resilience will be decisive.

Download the white paper

CRAg WG White Paper Final
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The CIFAR Alliance Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRAg) Working Group, co-chaired by the GSMA, and MSC, comprises: BII, CGAP, FSD Africa, the GSMA, MSC, UN Foundation, and WRI.

Rosita Najmi, Head Global Social Innovation, PayPal

“At PayPal, we believe in the potential of digital finance to enable disadvantaged communities and populations build climate resilience and thrive in the global net-zero economy. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with our CIFAR Alliance partners to enable responsible technological and inclusive financial innovations that create economic opportunity for climate-vulnerable populations around the world.”
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