Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment : Synthesis Report

 

Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners Margot Hill Clarvis, Earth Security Initiative Gabrielle Kissinger, Lexeme Consulting

 

Synthesis Report

 

Land managers from small-scale farmers to large agri- businesses are increasingly challenged by the inter-related impacts of ecosystem degradation, climate change, competition for scarce resources, poverty and food insecurity. In many cases, these risks cannot be mitigated solely through on-farm management or supply chain programs, the current focus of most efforts, and must be dealt with at the landscape scale. The public and civic sectors have difficulty promoting landscape-scale action as they tend to operate in sectoral silos and undertake parallel planning processes at national, subnational and local scales for agricultural production, watershed management, forestry, biodiversity, bio-energy, climate adaptation, climate mitigation and community develop- ment. Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) provides a context to spatially target and harmonize investments so that they can efficiently yield public goods and private financial returns while mitigating investment risks.

To scale up financing for ILM, the full spectrum of private and public financial institutions will need to adapt and develop innovative mechanisms that can move beyond sector-based approaches. Each institution will have to figure out how best to engage given its objectives and capabilities, and some of them are already beginning to operate in this space. Meanwhile, stakeholders of ILM processes throughout the world are figuring out how to exploit the opportunities that are already available to finance their investments. 

 

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