The changing climate introduces challenges for agricultural producers, threatening to drastically reduce agricultural productivity, and presents severe socio-ecological consequences. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to climate change as they lack finances and resources to manage these agricultural risks. A coherent strategy for addressing agricultural adaptation is urgently needed. On Adaptation and Agriculture Day, discussions highlighted short- and long-term adjustments that can transform food value chains and enable producers to take advantage of future conditions.
Through a full day of event programming focused on different facets of agriculture and adaptation, pavilion co-hosts and partners:
- Spotlighted agroecology, regenerative agriculture and other innovative approaches being used by a diverse group of food producers. These systems and practices improve food and nutrition security while simultaneously enhancing health and livelihoods, improving the environment, enhancing biodiversity and delivering high value terrestrial solutions to climate change. Learn more.
- Examined how food loss and waste reduction can contribute to emissions reduction and scaled-up adaptation efforts. Speakers identified priority interventions to support innovations by small-scale producers to reduce food loss and waste and contribute to climate action. Learn more.
- Discussed where digital technologies, especially mobile solutions, can help increase sustainable productivity across existing farmlands, in order to increase the security and resilience of global agrifood systems. Learn more.
- Highlighted why sustainable healthy diets must include diverse aquatic foods, inclusive policy frameworks, and access to innovative climate-smart technologies for small-scale aquatic food producers to ensure the four betters: production, environment, nutrition and life. Learn more.
- Showcased how FAO’s partnership with GCF and the GEF scales up climate finance for high-impact projects that promote green and climate-resilient agrifood systems. Speakers drew on experiences in Côte d’Ivoire and Southeast Asia where successful partnerships are transforming value chains so no one is left behind. Learn more.
- Explored the importance of diverse genetic traits in crop landraces and wild relatives that help ensure global food systems are resilient in the face of a rapidly changing climate. Learn more.
Alongside the events, pavilion co-hosts met with high-level partners and stakeholders, including Gérardine Mukeshimana, Rwandan Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources.
Reel of the day
Videos and photos
Watch recordings and see photos from the events on November 12. You can also visit the COP27 Food and Agriculture Pavilion YouTube playlist to see all recordings from the Pavilion.
Beyond the Pavilion
- A call for climate justice and human rights, including indigenous, women’s, labor, and disability rights, accompany demands for freedom of a political prisoner (Barrons, New York Times). Read more here and here.
- Commitment from the U.S. to discuss loss and damage; Pitches from climate tech entrepreneurs; Mexico’s revised greenhouse gas emissions target (The Guardian). Read more.
- Launch of the Initiative on Climate Action and Nutrition (I-CAN) to support bi-directional, mutually beneficial outcomes for food and agriculture (Forbes). Read more.
- Goals set for an ambitious outcome on climate finance and loss and damage funding (IISD). Read more.
- Launch of the FAST initiative to boost Agrifood system transformation and ensure support across the value chain. Read more.
- Adaptation and Agriculture Day at COP27 drives progress in food security and climate change, mitigation of loss and damage to infrastructure, and approaches to track and advance climate change adaptation. Read more.
- India calls for phasing down of all fossil fuels, expanding the focus from just coal, to include oil and gas (Reuters, Bloomberg). Read more here and here.