Enhancing Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change: What Role for Microfinance?

A collection of articles on microfinance projects that impact food security and climate change

Climate-induced risks have negative consequences on the livelihoods of smallholders and rural households in developing countries. Over the last decades, both the frequency and intensify of natural disasters have been increasing. In the context of microfinance, these risks pose several operational challenges threatening the sustainability and outreach of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). The 12th University Meets Microfinance Workshop on "Enhancing Food Security and Resilience to Climate Change: What Role for Microfinance?", brought together practitioners and academics who have been working on innovative microfinance approaches that foster the ability of the poor to reduce and mitigate the impact of extreme weather events.

This publication consists of a collection of articles authored by the presenters of the workshop. It offers the readers a description of different microfinance projects and programmes that contribute to food security and resilience to climate change. The articles also present the main constraints and problems encountered in the design and implementation process as well as the main issues and questions that still need to be addressed.