An African Agricultural Carbon Facility: Feasibility Assessment and Design Recommendations

Africa faces emerging challenges around climate change, soil fertility loss, and food security. Can carbon finance contribute to addressing these issues? Is there a role for carbon finance in catalyzing efforts that would lead to a ‘triple win’: reducing emissions, increasing agricultural productivity and yields, and contributing to climate change adaptation for farmers? This report lays out a pathway for developing new scalable carbon finance transaction models that will offer African smallholder farmers a ‘bridge’ to mitigating climate change while transitioning to more sustainable farming, with greater adaptive capacity.