Articles by Flavia Howard
Climate-Positive Agriculture: How Investors Can Support Smallholder Farmers – While Also Regenerating the Environment
Global agricultural demand is expected to increase by about 50% from 2013 to 2050, as the world's population is projected to reach nearly 10 billion. Smallholder farmers in Africa and Latin America are well-positioned to meet this growing need – but expanding their current unsustainable farming practices could cause massive climate and environmental consequences. Bianca Samson, Flavia Howard and Kusi Hornberger at Dalberg share how investing in regenerative, climate-smart agriculture can boost food security and benefit smallholders, investors and the environment.
Off-grid solar systems have been a key to bringing energy access to the rural poor across East Africa. Yet in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just 9 percent of the population have access to electricity. Flavia Howard, a strategy consultant for social entrepreneurs, argues that in spite of the disruption caused by disease and war, her research shows that the country presents a compelling market for distributed energy solutions.