Posted by: Elizabeth Israel
The Cracking the Nut Conference in DC last week was excellent! The aim was to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading rural and agricultural development and finance leaders by uniting them in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large scale change. The conference is named "Cracking the Nut," as rural and agricultural finance have long been tough nuts to crack.
GreenMicrofinance was invited to join others during the Financing Climate Smart Agriculture Panel
Facilitator: Mark Wenner (Inter-American Development Bank)
Panelists: Ademola Braimoh (World Bank), Elizabeth Israel (Green Microfinance),
Chandula Abeywickrama (Hatton National Bank, Sri Lanka)
Panel Introduction (Mark Wenner)
Opening Remarks (Ademola Braimoh)
Panel Discussion (Mark, Chandula, Ademola, Elizabeth)
Ademola Braimah, Senior Natural Resource Management Specialist at the World Bank, shared in his presentation that Climate Smart Agriculture Offers Triple Win!
The CSA transition requires
- Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenges of food security, and climate mitigation and adaptation together, rather than in isolation.
- Transformations in the management of soil, water and genetic resources to ensure higher productivity.
- Maximizing synergies and minimizing trade-offs between productivity and emissions per unit of agricultural product.