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Financing Integrated Landscape Investments in Africa

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September 22, 2014

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Financing systems must yield public goods and private financial returns while mitigating investment risks. This brief puts ILM finance into context and provides recommendations for actions to improve financing opportunities in Africa.

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Financing systems must fill many roles

Integrated landscape management (ILM) provides a context to spatially target and harmonize investments so that they can efficiently yield public goods and private financial returns while mitigating investment risks. In Africa, financing systems for ILM must support local, national, and regional development priorities and provide not only national food security, but also local food security, rural livelihoods, and healthy ecosystems.

Putting African ILM finance in context

This brief reviews key features of ILM finance, the African ILM finance context, challenges and opportunities, and recommendations and springboards for action in support of improved financing opportunities for ILM in Africa.

Taking action for improvements

As a background document for the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa Conference, the suggested “Springboards for Action” guided the development of the African Landscapes Action Plan actions on finance.

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