Award-winning natural resource management tools
Project Developer Tools
F3 Life helps environmental project developers such as conservation and development NGOs to develop climate-smart lending and climate-smart outgrowing projects using its proprietary methodologies. We provide all tools necessary to take the project developer through the creation of a sustainably-financed environmental investment and can additionally provide necessary consulting support to get these projects off the ground.
We support every phase of the deal cycle with our tools further described below.
Project Developer Role
The environmental project developer plays a vital role in the development of a climate-smart lending or outgrowing project. This animation explains the key actors that the project developer needs to bring together in order to effectively deploy the F3 Life systems.
Project Developer Tools
We help companies and financial institutions which lend to smallholders with design and implementation of climate-smart credit products, monitoring implementation of climate-smart farming and land-management practices, and using climate-smart credit scores when making credit decisions. We do this by providing the following:
Investment Design Tools
Climate-smart/ sustainable land management designs
We provide off-the-peg climate-smart or sustainable land management designs for inclusion in smallholder credit or offtake agreements. We make clear the land-management measures that your clients should implement in order to increase their climate resilience and reduce their credit default risk.
To demonstrate the benefits of our system, we provide: (1) lender/produce buyer financial projections, (2) farmer financial projections, and (3) environmental cost benefit analysis, associated with use of our tools. We build these financial models to show how adoption of the our system will (1) benefit the lender or offtaker, (2) improve farmer productivity and mitigate weather-related losses, and (3) achieve environmental objectives.
Environmental Project Milestones
The F3 Life system helps farmers implement a step-by-step process for land-managment improvement. We set these pragmatically in a specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound fashion to facilitate reporting against credible achivements.
Our system sets out precisely what these environmental project milestones are and allows you to integrate these with your own fund objectives.
Deal Documentation Tools
Term Sheets for Investors
Frequently agri-lenders and outgrowers will use our tools in order to unlock climate and environmental finance for the purpose of their lending portfolios.
We provide precedent term sheets which identify the financial and environmental terms of loans, using establised environmental metrics.
Provisions for Inclusion in Loan Agreements
We provide precedent climate-smart loan provisions for both loan agreement with farmer clients and for loan agreements with agri-lender funders.
Terms of Reference for Contractors
Climate-smart lending deals will frequently require (1) limited external advice on the inclusion of sustainable land-management agreements in loan terms and, (2) provision of advice to farmers on implementing these measures. We provide terms of reference/job descriptions for the contracting or employment of these service or expertise providers.
Impact Reporting Tools
Land Mapping Tools
We provide simple and cost-effective tools for the mapping of land subject to improved land-management requirements. Mapping or locating this land is necessary for the monitoring and reporting of impact.
Sustainability Rating Systems
We use established sustainability rating systems against which users of our system can report to provide you with comparable sustainability ratings across your investment portfolio.
Impact Verification & Climate and Environmental Reporting Tools
Businesses must evidence their impact in a verifable and auditable way. Our verification and monitoring systems creates an evidence trail of your environmental impact for use by your investors and other important stakeholders.
Underpinning the use of all these tools, we provide an online training system for back and front office staff to develop and implement climate-smart outgrowing or lending projects.
Funding Application Content and Links to Investors
We recognise the project development cycle faced by environmental project developers and have a range of content for funding applications for you, in order to reduce the cost of project fund-raising. We additionally can work with you to raise private sector investment.
Why use F3 Life Systems?
Create financially sustainable NRM projects
Create low risk projects defined, verifiable environmental benefits
Use out-of-the-box tools to reduce the costs of project implementation
Mainstream environmental practice in the wider economy
Credit Product Design ToolsLevel 1
- Land-management requirements
- Climate-smart credit designs
- Lender financial analysis
- Outgrower financial analysis
- Farmer cost-benefit analysis
- Environmental cost-benefit analysis
- Environmental milestones
Deal Documentation ToolsLevel 2
- Term sheets for investors
- Climate-smart provisions for investment agreement agreements
- Climate-smart provisions for loan and produce supply agreements
- Terms of reference for contractors
Mapping & Reporting ToolsLevel 3
- PAYG = Pay-as-you-grow, designed to cost-effectivecly fit your project size
- Land mapping tools
- Environmental activity verification tools
- Impact monitoring tools
- Climate risk and impact reporting tools