Can science and innovation in agriculture deliver a more equitable, resilient, climate-smart future?

Women farmers use a mini tiller for direct seeding maize during field day in Nepal Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe.

This CGIAR session, a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, happening June 6-16, 2022, will explore how evidence–based innovation ecosystems can build resilience to climate change and equitably feed the planet. 

Climate change is already threatening the livelihoods and food security of millions of farmers, especially smallholders, reducing crop yields and increasing the incidence of animal diseases. In only a few years, this could lead to higher food prices, up to 84% by 2050, and increased livelihood insecurity for farmers, especially in low–and middle–income countries. Climate change is also affecting soil health and reducing biodiversity, two essential elements for food production.

To help address these issues, CGIAR is organizing a Bonn Climate Change Conference side event.

This session will explore how evidence–based innovation ecosystems can build resilience to climate change and equitably feed the planet. It will also discuss how to effectively reach smallholders with appropriate climate–smart technologies and what finance mechanisms are needed to support climate actions and achieve co–development benefits in food systems without causing harm.

Watch all SB 56 side events live or on demand:

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Watch the live stream on June 11, 18:30-20:00 CEST.