The climate finance gap for small-scale agrifood systems

Small-scale farmers and related supply chain actors contribute a significant share of global food production, particularly in East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Small-scale producers and the agri-MSMEs serving them are expected to face the most severe impacts of climate change and have limited capacity to manage them. Despite their critical position in food production, emissions, and climate vulnerability, small-scale farmers and agri-MSMEs receive a meager share of climate finance. This report complements the recent Landscape of Climate Finance for Agrifood Systems publication by examining the climate finance going specifically to small-scale agrifood systems, with the aim of identifying gaps and opportunities for action in this crucial but under-researched sector.