25 September 2023

Enabling Sustainability: Financing Agroecological Transformations


The demand for changes in the financial sector to enable and strengthen the transition to sustainability has been unequivocal over the past couple of decades. Agroecological approaches recognize that agrifood systems are coupled social–ecological systems from food production to consumption and involve science, practice and a social movement, as well as their holistic integration, to address food security and nutrition (HLPE, 2019; Pp.39). This study focuses on the extant arrangements and potential prospects for financial transfers by Public Development Banks (PDBs) for agroecological transformations in developing countries like India. It builds on the recent rationale from PDBs, for financial services to account for investment externalities and work towards developing sustainable financial services and products; ones that result in sustainability of social and natural systems.