Analysis of public climate finance supports 35 million family farmers in their COP28 negotiations

Small-scale family farmers are the unsung heroes of the global food system. They produce over a third of the world’s food and are key to climate adaptation, yet new analysis reveals they receive just 0.3% of international climate finance. 

New analysis of international public climate flows by Climate Focus – on behalf of family farming networks representing over 35 million family farmers in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific – finds that only a miniscule fraction is spent on small-scale family farmers and sustainable agriculture. These findings supported the network’s advocacy at COP28 for more climate finance.  

The report – Untapped Potential: An analysis of international public climate finance flows to sustainable agriculture and family farmers – overviews the climate finance for agriculture, forestry, and fishing and for family farmers and sustainable agriculture.  

The farmers networks include: Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Confederation of Family Producers’ Organizations of Greater Mercosur (COPROFAM), Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), Eastern and Southern Africa Small-scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF), Maghreb and North African Farmers Union (UMNAGRI), Network of West African Farmers’ and Producers’ Organisations (ROPPA), Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), Regional Rural Dialogue Programme (PDRR), Regional Platform of Farmers’ Organizations in Central Africa (PROPAC) and the World Rural Forum (WRF).