CASH Coalition

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The Climate Action for Smallholders Coalition (CASH Coalition) aims to make regenerative agriculture and climate action profitable for smallholder farmers.

Smallholder and indigenous farmers stand to gain the most from an inclusive, fair, and equitable carbon finance system and are uniquely positioned to advance solutions to address biodiversity loss, poverty, food security, and development. These communities must play a vital role in mitigating climate change and should be rewarded for their actions.

We aim to accelerate the smallholder regenerative transition and catalyze climate action at scale through:

  • Advocacy to make carbon and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) markets work for smallholders and accelerate the regenerative transition.
  • The facilitation of capacity building, information, and education to help our members and partners learn and grow so they can guide small farmers in participating in carbon markets and other new markets that reward them for protecting the environment.
  • Identifying and sharing knowledge and best practices on existing technologies, financing arrangements, incentive structures, behavior change and adoption, costs and benefits, and scaling strategies to reward farmers who work with nature and economically empower smallholders.
  • Catalyzing and supporting primary research that fills gaps limiting the profitability and scalability of regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, and adjacent technologies.