A Year in Latin America: what have we learned to date?

Partnerships for Forests recently celebrated one year of implementation in Latin America. To mark the occasion, our regional office has released a report featuring our key learnings from the period, featuring a series of recommendations for both entrepreneurs and investors in the climate-smart land use sector in Colombia and Brazil. Read the report (English |

How coffee can save Ethiopia’s forests

Partnerships for Forests and TechnoServe are working together to protect Ethiopia’s ecologically unique and biodiverse habitats while increasing the livelihoods of forest coffee farmers. “We were handed the forest by our parents, and we must preserve it,” says Amanuel Trefe (pictured above, right), before setting off into the Gabrebecho Forest in western Ethiopia’s Kaffa zone.

Young African adult consulting tablet with older male in vegetable garden

Climate-Smart Lending Platform: New partnership offers technology and data-driven solutions for climate-resilient agri-lenders and farmers in East Africa

Katowice, Poland  Climate-Smart Lending Platform members, Financial Access Consulting Services B.V. (FACS) and F3 Life Limited have entered into a partnership with Partnerships for Forests to accelerate the provision of climate-smart loans to smallholder farmers in East Africa. Showcased today at the World Climate Summit 2018 – Investment COP in Katowice, Poland – which brought

Launch of the Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism – first partner Cargill commits to 25 years of conservation finance through innovative new financial mechanism

Bali, Indonesia On October 10, Lestari Capital launched the Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism (SCCM) – an innovative new financial mechanism to meet the demand for forest protection and restoration – with global agribusiness company Cargill as a first client. Cargill has committed 25 years of funding through the mechanism to support Nanga Lauk community forestry