More climate resilient systems for food production are needed, increasing efficiency, reducing emissions, restoring degraded land and minimising post harvest loss. Climate finance remains a newcomer to the agriculture sector, playing a minor role compared to wider official development assistance. It has grown slowly since 2002 and is poised to play an important role in this sector.
This paper sheds light on its growing importance, and considers dedicated multilateral funds. It reflects on opportunities for international public climate finance to transform a high greenhouse gas emitting sector, into one with more climate compatible practices, resilient to the effects of climate change.