With extreme temperatures and rainfalls, climate change is increasingly affecting agriculture: less growth, lower yields, more pests. It is especially smallholder families in the Global South, whose livelihoods depend on harvests, who are struggling with these challenges. This is also felt by companies that purchase agricultural products. Hence, global companies are increasingly engaging in climate risk management measures to enable secure sourcing.
At the same time, agricultural supply chains, particularly those in commodity production, are a major cause of climate change. About a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions result from food systems and agriculture. Unsustainable farming practices or deforestation play a central role here.
Agricultural supply chains provide the livelihoods for many hundreds of millions of smallholder families. Cooperation among the actors along the supply chain from shelf to field is therefore key to achieving international development goals.
The I4C has been organised by the GIZ Global Programme ‘Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains’ to engage actors along the agricultural supply chain to jointly implement projects combating climate change and promoting just transition.
The I4C is a Call for Proposals for business-led Consortia aiming to make global supply chains from shelf to field climate smart.
GIZ invites companies and organisations along agricultural supply chains to apply with their joint project concepts that meet the criteria as defined in the Call for Proposals.
It particularly targets companies from the consumer and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. This includes the sectors i) food and nutrition, ii) clothing and textiles (cotton products) and footwear, iii) cosmetics and personal care as well as iv) detergents and cleaning products.
Short project proposals can be submitted to GIZ until June 20th 2022. The conditions of participation and further information about the Call can be found on the website.