There is consensus among CASH members that proliferating standards do not serve the interests of advancing regenerative smallholder agriculture and climate actions. We are aware of several actors engaged in developing new standards ostensibly to facilitate access to climate finance for smallholder communities. 

Two groups within the coalition are actively involved in developing standards and guidelines. An additional organization is researching the application of existing standards in real-world smallholder contexts. In the coming months, CASH will coordinate learning opportunities within the coalition and facilitate conversations with external actors advancing new smallholder-focused standards. 

As a community of practitioners and innovators with longstanding ties and a record of delivering value to smallholder communities, we believe that CASH can play a convening role in facilitating knowledge exchange and coordinating joint actions to better influence entry points for smallholders under existing standards and potential new standards.