Outcomes of the CAS 2021 Anchoring Event – Rising to the Challenge of Adapting Agriculture and Food Systems

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Anchoring Event outcomes

Facilitating climate‐informed agricultural advisories for 100 million farmers

The World Food Programme, World Resources Institute, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, Global Center on Adaptation and Columbia University /IRI have launched an Investment Blueprint to help scale the provision of climate information to 100 million smallholder farmers using digital technologies.

This Blueprint for Climate‐Informed Digital Advisory Services supports countries to unlock the potential for climate-resilient agriculture provides new insights on best practice for digitally enabled climate services and delivers an investment framework against which donors and governments can confidently invest to scale coverage and usage of critical services to enhance farmer resilience.

The Investment Blueprint was informed by working groups involving more than 40 organisations, including the World Meteorological Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, and many others.

Africa Improved Foods (AIF) 2.0

Royal DSM and Africa Improved Foods (AIF) and the governments of Ethiopia and Kenya announced AIF 2.0 – expanding from Rwanda to 10 African countries by 2030, providing climate‐resilient and financially rewarding value chains for 2 M+ smallholder farmers, enhancing the nutrition for 100 M+ consumers and driving 1 B+ of private-sector investment.

New climate fund to build resilience of small‐scale producers

The International Fund for Agricultural Development launched a new umbrella fund – The Rural Resilience Programme (2RP) with one key pillar, the enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+). ASAP+ will increase the climate resilience of 10 million vulnerable people in numerous countries, particularly women and youth, enabling an increase in food and nutrition security.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has presented their efforts to mainstream climate adaptation into the new strategy of their special initiative ‘One World – No Hunger,’ with a special focus on an agro‐ecological approach, reaching over 60 million farmers.

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Speakers

This event presents a variety of high-level speakers.

Partner organisations

Africa Improved Foods

www.africaimprovedfoods.com

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

www.agra.org

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

www.gatesfoundation.org

CGIAR

www.cgiar.org

Global Center on Adaptation

www.gca.org

Global Citizen

www.globalcitizen.org

Government of Belgium

www.belgium.be

Government of Ethiopia

www.ethiopia.gov.et

Government of Germany

www.bmz.de

Government of Kenya

www.kilimo.go.ke

Government of Mauretania

www.mauritania.mr

Government of Norway

www.regjeringen.no

Government of the Netherlands

www.rijksoverheid.nl

Government of the United Kingdom

www.gov.uk

Green Climate Fund

www.greenclimate.fund

International Fund for Agricultural Development

www.ifad.org

Qatar Fund for Development

www.qatarfund.org.qa

Royal DSM

www.dsm.com

World Bank Group

www.worldbank.org

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

www.wbcsd.org

World Resources Institute

www.wri.org