BAF'S VALUE TO FUNDERS
Being part of the Bharat Agroecology Fund offers a unique opportunity to support innovative agroecology initiatives, collaborate with other donors, and impact climate-resilient food systems in India and internationally. The Fund is a unique donor-advised pooled fund supporting agroecological initiatives across the country.
As a new donor, joining BAF can bring several benefits to your philanthropic efforts:
Donor partners gain access to a broad network of national and global grantees, donors and allies dedicated to promoting food systems transformation based on agroecology. These collaborators have significant experience in agroecology and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the field.
POOLING FOR IMPACT
The Bharat Agroecology Fund’s innovative funding model offers a practical way to engage in ‘trust-based philanthropy’. It is a flexible and efficient way to support agroecology initiatives that rest on the expertise of practitioners and advocates close to the ground. By pooling resources, donors can leverage their collective impact and achieve greater results at a systems and landscape level than they could individually. In addition, donors may elect to fund grantees directly.
Donors can participate as actively as desired in a vibrant learning community about how to support the growing movement towards agroecology.
PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL CHANGE
Through participation in BAF, donors will be organically connected to processes across and beyond India – for example, efforts to elevate food systems transformation at the climate COPs and critical discussions at the level of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Donors can participate intimately in BAF’s highly dynamic Executive Committee.
INNOVATIVE GRANTEE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS
The Bharat Agroecology Fund provides the opportunity to support agroecology initiatives that significantly contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and food security. BAF’s grantees work on the frontline of sustainable agriculture, developing and implementing innovative solutions that support farmers, communities, and ecosystems.
GLOBAL FUNDING CONVERGENCE
As a donor to the Bharat Agroecology Fund, there is an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with like-minded donors from around the world, exchanging ideas and strategies for supporting sustainable agriculture. BAF’s donors are committed to promoting agroecology as a critical approach to addressing the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.
LINK WITH BILATERALS AND MULTILATERALS
The Bharat Agroecology Fund offers the opportunity to collaborate closely with bilateral and multilateral agencies likewise committed to scaling up agroecology.
Being part of the Bharat Agroecology Fund offers donors a unique opportunity to support innovative agroecology initiatives, collaborate with other donors, and impact climate-resilient food systems in India and internationally.