Sustainable Agriculture

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Global population growth and improved economic conditions create increasing demand for food and agricultural raw materials. At the same time, agricultural activities are one of the most significant sources of carbon emissions and water use, and climate change is set to have severe impacts on food production and nutrition across the globe.

CPI research identifies pathways to implement more productive and climate-resilient agricultural practices that incorporate low emission standards and sustainable agriculture techniques. The research, analysis, and business models we develop support the scaling of sustainable agriculture practices worldwide.

We promote partnerships with public and private entities to develop financial mechanisms to fund the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices as well as work directly with policymakers in the design of more effective policies to spur sustainable growth in the agricultural sector.

Latest work


Brazilian Sustainable Taxonomy: Inputs for Classifying Land Use Activities

Seeking to contribute to the construction of the Brazilian Sustainable Taxonomy, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio analyzed the intersections and complementarities between the main initiatives to define land use sustainability in Brazil.


Supported by CLIC, MazaoHub raises $200,000 from Lab proponent Catalyst Fund

MazaoHub was introduced to the Catalyst Fund, incubated by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, through CLIC’s Agrifood Investment Connector. The Connector is CLIC’s platform that supports climate-smart and nature-positive agribusinesses with investment facilitation and impact assessment.


CLIC and CGIAR (ImpactSF): A Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Sustainable Agrifood SMEs in Africa

Recently, CLIC and ImpactSF assessed eight African agribusinesses for their climate risks and impacts, in preparation for a showcase at a dedicated climate and nature Agribusiness Dealroom session, organised in collaboration with AGRA, at the 2023 African Food Systems Forum (AGRF) in Tanzania. 


The Climate Finance Gap for Small-Scale Agrifood Systems

This report complements our recent Landscape of Climate Finance for Agrifood Systems publication by examining the climate finance going specifically to small-scale agrifood systems.


Family Farming in Brazil: Inequalities in Credit Access

Researchers from the CPI/PUC-Rio reveal that the access to credit for family farmers in Brazil is both limited and unequal.


Video: Landscape of Climate Finance for Land Use in Brazil

Watch the video to learn about the climate finance flows for land use in Brazil.

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