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Livelihoods Funds

Funding for projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to offset carbon emissions

Principal Office: France

Livelihoods Funds is financed by the Danone Group and other European companies. These companies receive carbon credits by investing in projects for agroforestry, mangrove restoration, rural energy, and sustainable farming in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Projects to Offset Carbon Emissions. Livelihoods manages investment funds to develop projects in agroforestry, mangrove restoration, rural energy, and sustainable farming with NGO partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

The two current funds are the Livelihoods Carbon Fund (LCF) and the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming (Livelihoods 3F). The investing companies use the carbon offsets for their own off-setting strategies, or sell them on the carbon market. The participating NGOs receive materials and revenue from the projects.

To qualify for investment by Livelihoods, a project needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a large-scale community project with small farmers that brings tangible and sustainable social and environmental benefits;
  • Be implemented by the local community with the support of a local NGO;
  • Be an existing or potential carbon-eligible project;
  • Be located in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.

About the Livelihoods Funds

APPLICATION: The Fund does not have a formal application procedure. However, it invites potential NGO partners and potential investors to express their interests.

Link to contact

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

The Fund’s geographical scope potentially includes each of the following regions.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

East Asia

South Asia

Eurasia and Central Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin America and Caribbean

Livelihoods identifies its project portfolio.