Dutch government and Rabobank support sustainable agriculture with US$80m investment

AFRICA – The US$1 billion sustainable agriculture and forestry initiative, AGRI3, has been strengthened by two new investors – the Dutch Ministry of Foreign is contributing US$40 million and Rabobank, which will also match this amount. These contributions will mobilize commercial finance, which can be used to finance sustainable agriculture and accelerate forest protection, which is key to mitigating climate change. Growing demand for food is placing land and forests under significant strain. Seven million hectares of tropical forests disappear annually, and emissions related to agriculture and tropical forest loss…

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