Leveraging Private Finance for Public Good in India
SIFF supports India in achieving its strategic development goals and climate change targets. It leverages public funding to unlock private finance for sustainable land use, including in agriculture, forests, biodiversity and restoration, and for investments in renewable energy. SIFF coordinates cross-functionally between the government, private sector and communities to foster large-scale positive change in India.
PROTECTING NATURAL CAPITAL
Supporting the Achievement of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
Our investment opportunities are impact focused ensuring improved management of forests, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Protecting natural capital is the most effective way to support a transition to a green economy and achieve the SDG targets, as 14 out of 17 SDGs are directly affected by the status of natural resources.
WHO WE ARE
The Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) is an innovative partnership facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme, World Agroforestry Centre and BNP Paribas. It brings long-term finance to projects and companies that stimulate green growth, increase resilience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve rural livelihoods.
Foreign cow breeds like Jersey Holstein do not have the 21 characteristics that desi local cows like Ongole have. The count of beneficial microorganisms in their dung is far less. Desi local cow is the only breed for #ZBNF: Dr Subhash Palekar at 10 day #NaturalFarming training t.co/H6RDBMVR1N... See MoreSee Less
Waaphasa, the 4th wheel of #zbnf #naturalfarming, is the existence of 2 rings of water vapour (with air in-between) around soil parties. In chemical farming, the salts deposited between the rings upsets this balance of water vapour & air around soil particles: Dr Subhash Palekar t.co/aOmjEkgtVb... See MoreSee Less
"Palekar Orchard Model" comprising of groups of plants at specific distances to each other & to the waaphasa trenches, this orchard model by Dr Subhash Palekar can earn farmers Rs 3 to 6 lakh per acre @ 10 day mega training prog of #naturalfarming farmers in #andhrapradesh t.co/JEMs5fayvj... See MoreSee Less
5-Layer natural forest model (consisting of big tree, medium tree, bush, plant & creeper) is based on 3 groups of photosynthetic/photosensitive quality of the plants, ie. depending on intensity of solar light the plant can take in: Dr Subhash Palekar in #naturalfarming training t.co/XMY4cEA0pf... See MoreSee Less
1 inch of #soil takes 500 years to make naturally frm rocks. Silting (the process by which rainwater run-offs from the surface with lightweight humus particles instead of percolating into the soil) causes harm to this natual soil process: Dr Subhash Palekar at 10 Day Mega ToT ... See MoreSee Less
#Naturalfarming enhances the activities of #earthworms, who create many pores into deep soil, helping soil become porous, percolation of rainwater, appl of vermiwash along pores for microorganisms' devp & release of poisonous gases from the soil - thus the #farmer's best friend! t.co/zoN5yoLwK5... See MoreSee Less