Agricultural Markets Trade Policy at Work

Beyond UNFCCC and Paris Agreement: Mapping Financial Support Available for Farmers and Agro-processors in Developing Countries

This note aims to explore existing financing opportunities for SME’s and smallholder farmers from sub-Saharan Africa which go beyond the known financing arrangements under the United Nations Framework Conventions for Climate Change (UNFCCC). Firstly the report gives insight on the current state of agriculture, agricultural finance, the impact of climate change on agro processing, and agricultures contribution to the implementation of the sustainable development goals. An overview of the existing and conventional types of agricultural finance arrangements such as Microfinancing, venture capital, and insurance is given. The report then highlights the climate funds supporting agricultural investment and concludes with recommendations for future opportunities.