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About Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, is a catalyst for action on the environment - and much more. Through its strategic investments, the GEF works with partners to tackle the planet's biggest environmental issues. Its funding also helps reduce poverty, strengthen governance and achieve greater equality between women and men.

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1899 Pennsylvanya Ave NW

Washington, DC, 20006,

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Latest Global Environment Facility News

CropIn Selected to Improve Climate Adaptation and Resilience for 200,000 Farmers With Support From IFAD; Wins the Global Environment Facility's Climate Adaptation Innovation

Nov 11, 2021

IndianWeb2 Desk IFAD is the GEF partner agency for the project CropIn's SmartFarm solution will provide end-to-end digitization and climate adaptation platform to enable smallholder farmers in the three Least Developed Countries in Africa As part of their continued focus to enable sustainable agriculture by leveraging technology, CropIn , the Bengaluru-based Ag-Tech major, has won the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Climate Adaptation Innovation Challenge at COP26 UNFCCC, Glasgow, to provide digital farming intelligence solutions and increase resilience and climate adaptation of 200,000 smallholder farmers in three least developed countries in Africa over two years. The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) has joined as a GEF partner agency for the project. This initiative will leverage CropIn's existing footprint across 18 countries in Africa. Climate change mitigation needs technology-enabled solutions to reach smallholder farmers without requiring them to make massive investments in infrastructure. Through this partnership, CropIn will be implementing its global Climate-Smart Advisory Platform, SmartFarm. The platform leverages AI models built on extensive agriculture knowledge graphs derived from CropIn's trillions of farm pixel data. This solution, combined with the human efforts of 2,000 agri-entrepreneurs trained in digital technologies, will provide actionable insights and advisories using AI & ML to enable smallholder farmers across six agri-value chains - cotton, cocoa, cashew, cassava, maize, and rice. The project includes end-to-end digitization and streamlining the farm management process for smallholder farmers, and creating a support system that provides early warnings for pest and disease outbreaks, besides advisories on climate, soil, and water management at a plot level. It will build the institutional capacity of identified lead farmers' organizations, rural institutions, and governments for long-term asset creation and sustainability. The project aims to mitigate risks for all the agri-value chain players and improve price stability based on trust and confidence created by data and evidence. Speaking about the partnership, Kunal Prasad, Co-founder, and COO, CropIn, said, "We are excited about this opportunity as it allows us to strengthen the farming community and make them more resilient to climate change by leveraging our solution. SmartFarm also enables farm-related businesses to respond more organically to environmental challenges and adjust their systems and processes accordingly. The platform ensures reduction in risks for all actors in the agri-value chain and increasing long term sustainability while promoting intra-engagement of actors for credit facilitation and market linkage based on trust and data." About CropIn CropIn is a global ag-ecosystem intelligence provider. CropIn's suite of products enables various stakeholders in the agri-ecosystem, including financial services providers, to adopt and drive digital strategy across their agricultural operations. CropIn helps organizations digitize their operations from farm to fork and leverage near real-time farm data and actionable insights to make effective decisions. With the vision to 'maximize per acre value,' CropIn adds value to agri-businesses by increasing efficiency, scaling productivity, and strengthening sustainability across the board. Using cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and remote sensing, CropIn creates an intelligent, interconnected data platform. Organizations like banks, insurance companies, government, development agencies, farming companies, agri-input companies, farm equipment companies, food processors, and retailers use CropIn's solutions to derive real-time actionable insights and help build a sustainable agri-ecosystem. CropIn has partnered with over 250+ organizations globally to digitize over 16 million acres of farmland and enriched the lives of nearly 7 million farmers while building intelligence for over 400 crops and over 10,000 crop varieties in over 56 countries. The solutions offered by CropIn are crop and geo-location agnostic and are available in a plug-and-play model. Advertisements

Global Environment Facility Investments

2 Investments

Global Environment Facility has made 2 investments. Their latest investment was in The Lightsmith Group as part of their Unattributed on November 11, 2017.

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11/13/2017

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The Lightsmith Group

$1.6M

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12/21/2016

Unattributed

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11/13/2017

12/21/2016

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The Lightsmith Group

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$1.6M

$99M

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Global Environment Facility Partners & Customers

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Global Environment Facility has 7 strategic partners and customers. Global Environment Facility recently partnered with Green Climate Fund on January 1, 2019.

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1/16/2019

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Green Climate Fund

South Korea

GCF and GEF join forces with Lao PDR to advance climate action - News

GCF and GEF join forces with Lao PDR to advance climate action .

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10/16/2018

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5/24/2017

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11/8/2016

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Green Climate Fund

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South Korea

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GCF and GEF join forces with Lao PDR to advance climate action .

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