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the Netherlands - 28 November, 2018
During the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Bonn 2018 the Inclusive Finance and Business Engagement Pavilion took place. The pavilion hosted interactive workshops, discussions, and networking events on several key theme as barriers to scaling investment in smallholders and SMFEs; opportunities and challenges for certification and standards in landscapes; and tools and modalities for cultivating sustainable enterprises within landscapes.
Throughout 1-2 December, 12 highly interactive mini-workshops where held at the Pavilion with as main goal build relationships and sharing knowledge. Vsitors had the opportunity to hear from and dialogue with indigenous community members, farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, certifiers, researchers and more.
The Inclusive Finance and Business Engagement Pavilion is an initiative of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, with FSC International, Tropenbos International, CGIAR’s Forest, Trees and Agroforestry research program, SNV, Solidaridad, Verra, the Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) of the Netherlands, IUCN Netherlands, EcoAgriculture Partners, and the Global Agribusiness Alliance.
In the pavilion Tropenbos International organized two sessions:
In the light of the upcoming ETFRN News on inclusive palm oil production systems, we provided a valuable opportunity to share some cases included in this edition and to discuss first lessons learned. Through a panel discussion we exchange experiences and perspectives from the field on inclusive palm oil businesses, especially focusing on what positive practices and policies have worked for more inclusive palm oil businesses and why.
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Ask an investor what "inclusive finance" means, and she'll tell you it means including all different types of investors. Ask a landscape manager and she'll tell you it means making finance available to the most possible land managers/farmers. How to bridge these divides when the perspectives of these actors are so different? How do we translate between the global and the local to put financial capital back to work (re)generating natural and social capital?
Watch the session here