Integrated Farmers Federation Support

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 30 September 2023 02:59

Description of the innovative solution

Collaboration Community building Digital platform Education - adult Sharing economy Supply-chain management Subsidy Regulatory protection Market access Agricultural development Agricultural extension Land tenure

Smallholders in developing economies have more limited capacity to make their farms more resilient to negative impacts of climate change. Support in the form of local needs assessments, development of locally relevant action plans, and possible external funding to support farmers in times of extreme weather events, drought stress, etc. is critical to increasing local capacity to adapt to the increasing challenges of climate change. Integrated farmer support in the form of organized local chapters of a sub-national farmers’ federation would help build and sustain capacity for farmer resilience. This innovation includes an Integrated Farmers Federation Support (IFFS) advisory platform to provide farmer households with outreach and knowledge building, and agricultural extension and technical training programs - tailored to local needs depending on the setting - and value chain and market access pathway development, as well as small scale businesses incubator support and other services as determined most necessary in a given context.

Supply chain segment

Educational, outreach and empowerment aspects

Maturity level

Gaining traction


Food quality Food safety Food affordability Food desirability Climate mitigation Climate adaptation Water use Soil health Reducing biodiversity loss Increasing agrobiodiversity Reducing pollution

SDG target

SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 5: Gender Equality SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 10: Reduced Inequality SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 13: Climate Action



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The Climakers: Stories from the field
This compilation of stories from around the world features case studies from 27 countries highlighting how "The Climakers" -- members of the Farmers Driven Climate Change Alliance -- are leading this initiative, committed to provide bottom-up, pragmatic and successful solutions to climate change by and for small holder famers and their communities, advocates and local food system actors.


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