New campaign calls for global pledges on agricultural innovation to reach climate and development goals
There are half a billion smallholder farmers around the world. Many have suffered from the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most already feel the effects of climate change.
We need to build back better, and build back greener.
‘Transforming Agricultural Innovation for People, Nature and Climate’ is a global campaign that calls for half of all public investment in agricultural research to focus on innovations that provide new solutions across our food systems to meet the UN Global Goals.
The campaigns aims to build a global alliance around this ambition to drive action and commitment at the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November.
Co-chaired by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS), the campaign is driven by voluntary pledges from partner organizations and climate champions who want to:
- Showcase business models and public-private partnerships that deliver climate resilient and nature-positive outcomes
- Share knowledge of—and building consensus around—the evidence on innovations that can be delivered on a large scale
- Create synergies among national and international partners
At the 48th Committee on Food Security (CFS48), the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith (UK Minister of State for Pacific and the Environment) called for the global community to accelerate agricultural innovation.
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Launched by the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith (UK Minister for the Pacific and the Environment at FCDO and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) at the 2021 Climate Adaptation Summit, the campaign aims to mobilize a global network of climate champions.
The goal is to create a groundswell of international support for a new vision for agricultural innovation as we move closer to the UNFCCC COP26 summit, which the UK will host in Glasgow in November 2021.
This campaign forms part of the UK government’s broader Sustainable Agriculture campaign for COP26, which aims to mobilize action around the three enablers of the ‘Just Rural Transition’ initiative: policy, transformation and scale.
Download the campaign toolkit if you want to support this campaign, choosing an option from our 'menu' of ideas. Get in touch with Rhys Bucknall-Williams (CCAFS Global Communications and Knowledge Manager) if you have any questions or need support in reaching your audiences.