What we do

address pressing climate-induced challenges

The CASH Coalition is a collaborative initiative working with smallholder farmers, indigenous communities, and other local populations in the Global South to address pressing climate-induced challenges. We aim to make regenerative agriculture and climate action profitable for smallholders, impart fortitude, agency, and resources to the farming and forest communities we serve, and contribute to rehabilitating and preserving the ecosystems and climate conditions we depend on. 

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To achieve our goals, the CASH Coalition has four core action areas:

CASH identifies and shares knowledge and best practices regarding existing technologies, practices, financing arrangements, incentive structures, behavior change and adoption, costs and benefits, and scaling strategies to accelerate a smallholder regenerative transition. We are actively developing a repository of regenerative content focused on smallholder agriculture to i) accelerate awareness and uptake across the Coalition; ii) support members, the Coalition, and eventually the field-at-large to leverage generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools as a strategy to scale smallholder farmer access to quality, locally relevant, regenerative advice.

We provide technical assistance, information, and education to our members and local partners to amplify the voices of smallholder farmers and increase their ability to derive benefits from climate finance and PES. 

We expand existing avenues for participation, create new entry points to climate financing arrangements, and transform climate finance by advocating for reforms to existing carbon markets, standards, and relevant regulatory instruments to ensure that markets and instruments work for smallholders and recognize and value smallholder nature-based solutions and ecosystem services. We identify ways for smallholders to tap into non-carbon climate finance.  We are developing a portfolio of projects to advance these objectives, identify and overcome practical barriers inhibiting smallholder projects from accessing carbon and other climate finance, and inform learning and advocacy to promote systems change.

We catalyze the development and execution of ground-up research to build business models and use cases demonstrating the viability of smallholder regenerative and climate actions. We leverage this learning to inform advocacy, project development, and further research.