From Commitment to Action – Building Smallholder Farmer Resilience through Climate Adaptation
As UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report notes the accelerating pace of climate change threatens food security everywhere. The recently completed UN Food Systems Summit, the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), and the Nutrition for Growth Summit, provide multiple opportunities for governments, non-profit, foundations, the private sector, and other stakeholders to commit to improved, sustainable, and equitable agricultural development.
Even so, there are concerns that smallholder farmers are being left behind. Chief among these concerns is the issue of how to assist smallholder farmers to adapt to the changing environment around them. While there has been much discussion on how technology and innovation can help mitigate environmental and climate impact, additional resources and support must be devoted to helping smallholder farmers who are already suffering from climate-related challenges.
Join the Alliance to End Hunger, IFAD, FAO, along with experts to explore how and where climate adaptation programs are succeeding, and how funding mechanisms can support these lifesaving practices around the world.
Eric P. Mitchell, Executive Director Alliance to End Hunger
Jo Puri, Associate Vice-President - Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD
Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
Patrick Smith, Agriculture Dev. Officer & Climate Lead, Center for Agriculture Led Growth, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, USAID
Jennifer Billings, Global Agriculture Development Leader, Corteva Agriscience
Asma Lateef, Policy and Advocacy Lead, SDG2 Advocacy Hub