Burra Dharani Dhar

At the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT, I leverage on my experience of working in the public and private sector to leverage upon CG wide science, and use geospatial/remote sensing data (specifically related to agroclimatology, environmental and crop productivity data) in combination with crop management practices ("on-farm") data from farmers through existing digital solutions, to develop products and services for the financial sector (asset managers, impact investors, banks etc.), to finance agriculture and food system transformation, so as to improve its sustainability, climate adaption capabilities and reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.
My work enables actors in the agriculture and food value chain to unlock financing for sustainable agriculture practices, while on the other hand enables financial institutions to align their investments with global mandates, regulations and targets on sustainability, adaptation and mitigation.