IMPACTFUL SOLUTIONS

We empower rural communities with farming practices striking the best balance between social, environmental & economic benefits

 

INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT MODELS

Livelihoods funds are supported by private companies who work together to improve the livelihoods of rural communities while making their activities more sustainable

 

LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS

We work from farm to landscape level to generate mutual value for smallholder farmers, communities & businesses

 

PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN COALITIONS

We join forces with the public sector, NGOs & experts to maximize impact while reducing investment risks

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News

We are hiring a Senior Agroecologist
& Program Coordinator

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Ready to make a change for the livelihoods of smallholder farmers while preserving natural resources? We are looking for a Senior Agroecologist & Program Coordinator, passionate about ecology, social justice...

THE FARMER INCOME LAB:
An innovative approach by Mars

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Improving farmer incomes in food business supply chains is an ambitious challenge that Mars Incorporated is leading through the work of the Farmer Income Lab, launched in 2017. Its goal?...

KEY FACTS & FIGURES:
Investing in agriculture is more efficient than any other sector to improve global poverty

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2/3 OF THE EXTREME POOR LIVE IN RURAL AREAS Even if progress has been achieved in the past few decades to reduce hunger and poverty worldwide, today, about 767 million...

An interview with Barry Parkin,
Mars Chief Sustainability & Procurement Officer

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Founded by Mars Incorporated in July 2017, the Farmer Income Lab is a collaborative “think-do-tank” that aims at increasing the revenues of smallholder farmers, within its supply chain. Barry Parkin,...

Sustainable
Supply Chains

We transform the supply chains of our investors and business partners to create more value for smallholder farmers, businesses and society

Learn how

Carbon Credits
With High Social Value

We leverage the carbon economy to improve the livelihoods of rural communities while improving companies’ sustainability

See how

Ecosystem, Water
and Carbon Value Creation

We develop projects at landscape level to create public goods, contributing to effective climate change mitigation

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OUR APPROACH

Large-scale projects creating value for all stakeholders

Results-oriented
coalitions


We join forces with NGOs, public institutions and experts to develop innovative projects based on performance & results in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Upfront
financing


We support best-in-class NGOs in scaling up tested pilot projects, which empower farmers with efficient, affordable and replicable agricultural practices

Large-scale
projects


We design projects at landscape level, across thousand of hectares, in order to maximize social, environmental and economic impact.

Long-term
commitment


We implement and monitor projects on a 10 to 20 year span, thanks to our investors’ firm commitment. Results-based returns on our investment guarantee tangible impacts.

Mutual
value creation


Our projects create benefits for rural communities (improved livelihoods…), public goods (water and nature conservation, CO2 sequestration…) and improve business sustainability (better sourcing, carbon credits with high social value…).

Our investors

Private companies working together
to deliver impactful solutions

 

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