This brief presents new empirical evidence on how climate change manifest in Ghana cocoa hotspot intervention areas, its impacts, and the mechanism communities in this area adopt to reduce their vulnerabilities. Ample evidence has been established to argue that if the current trajectory goes unchecked it would impact smallholder cocoa farmers’ livelihood, national foreign exchange earnings, and overall poverty alleviation in the countryside.
The new report "Finance for integrated landscape management. De-risking smallholder farmer investments in integrated landscape management" is part of a series of case studies that provide insights into various mechanisms used to increase access to finance for smallholder farmers, SMEs and communities in their efforts to contribute to sustainable landscapes.
Integrated landscape initiatives have shown promising potential to mobilize and support diverse stakeholders across sectors to work jointly toward shared objectives. However, few integrated landscape initiatives have had access to the finance needed to achieve their goals. There is a clear mismatch between the supply side of private “impact investors” and the demand side of sustainable land-use investments on the ground.
Do you have a great idea for a climate adaptation project, but don’t know how to turn it into reality? Join the online Dragon’s Den during CBA15 for expert guidance from IUCN NL and Global Resilience Partnership on how to make a powerful investment pitch on June 15.
The Juabeso-Bia and Sefwi-Wiawso Landscape (JBSW) in the Western North Region of Ghana is located in the High Forest Zone and has considerable levels of biodiversity. However, the landscape faces the threats of deforestation and forest degradation, which compromise the livelihoods of forest adjacent communities and the general population.
In the Savannah Region in Ghana deforestation and poverty go hand in hand. Local IUCN NL partner A Rocha works with the authorities, local communities and businesses on ambitious plans to boost biodiversity and the local economy. IUCN NL supports these efforts by providing expertise in private financing.