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Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade



The Common Fund for Commodities implemented the first Development Impact Bond in the commodity sector: an innovative result-based mechanism to finance projects aimed at achieving development impact. The Development Impact Bond was implemented to finance a project dedicated to strenghten and modernize cocoa and coffee production in the Peruvian Amazon Region.

FAST and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) have launched a survey addressed to investors to identify opportunities and incentives of impact investments in sustainable forestry.

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has recently publicized their collaborative discussion paper  "Risk and Finance in the Coffee Sector: A Compendium of Case Studies Related to Improving Risk Management and Access to Finance in the Coffee Sector". This report was launched on March 2nd, 2015 , at the 114th session of the International Coffee Council in London. The study is the outcome of a collaborative work between the World Bank's Agricultural Risk Management Team and ICO.