This report describes a breakthrough model for financing and collaboration to support farmers and accelerate the transition to sustainable food production.
Food production changes are urgently needed to meet global climate, water and nature goals. The required changes are increasingly well understood but progress is too slow. At the heart of the problem are the economic barriers individual farmers face, particularly in the early years of transition.
Implementing the model will require much more blended financing, the full monetization of environmental outcomes, advanced financial capabilities, and unprecedented coordination between public and private actors inside and outside food value chains.
The report highlights seven innovative farmer support programmes that feature some of these elements and concludes with five actions food system actors can take to drive a step-change in sustainable food production.
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