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Recommendations to Accelerate Private Investment in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Production in Cambodia, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Vietnam

Based on the regional recommendations from the March workshop and on additional discussions, CEADIR developed country-specific recommendations for improving communication and collaboration to scale up private investment in climate-smart agriculture and forestry in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.


On March 29, 2017, the USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity organized a regional workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on “Convening Private Sector Investment in Climate-Smart Commodity Production in Southeast Asia.”  At this workshop, 89 private sector leaders and government officials in the region discussed regional needs, opportunities, challenges, and priority actions to accelerate investment in climate-smart, low-emission agriculture and forestry production. Participants included representatives from multinational corporations, financial institutions, investment firms, regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), commercial commodity certification platforms, and development partners, as well as senior government officials.  All are working to align actions and accelerate investment and finance in the transition to greener and cleaner economies in Southeast Asia.

Private and public sector participants agreed that an important priority is to increase communication and collaboration to boost investment and meet national climate change and food security goals.  However, this one-day workshop provided limited time for participants to develop country-specific recommendations in this area.

Based on the regional recommendations from the March workshop and on additional discussions, CEADIR developed country-specific recommendations for improving communication and collaboration to scale up private investment in climate-smart agriculture and forestry in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.  These recommendations are intended to support and guide country governments, USAID missions and implementing partners, and other donors and development partners in the region.