Two Degree Initiative for Food and Agriculture

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and World Resources Institute (WRI) are thrilled to host the following event: 

Two Degree Initiative for Food and Agriculture: 
Stakeholder voices and global R4D topics

Thursday, 10th December 2020 | 14:00 – 15:00 CET

A recording of this event will be submitted as a side event to the Climate Adaptation Summit, to be streamed on or around 25 January 2021. 

Playback the event 



  • Mark Cackler - Manager, Agriculture and Food Security, World Bank
  • Marco Ferroni - Chair, CGIAR System Board 
  • Andrew Steer - President and CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI) 
  • Rebecca Carter - Deputy Director, Climate Resilience Practice (WRI)
  • Bruce Campbell - Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • Ana María Loboguerrero Rodríguez - Head of Global Policy Research, CCAFS   
  • Inga Jacobs-Mata - Country Representative - South Africa, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Daniel van Gilst - Senior Agriculture Adviser, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  • Sebastián Pedraza - Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)
  • Alan Tollervey - Senior Agriculture and Livelihoods Adviser, Research and Evidence Division, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • Mauricio Benitez Head of Portfolio Sustainable Food, responsAbility Investments AG

Live Q&A

We invite you to submit a question that you would like to see answered during the event. Please type your question, or simply upvote existing questions via the slido app below.  

Due to time restrictions, we will unfortunately not be able to answer all submitted questions, and will shortlist the most upvoted questions for the Panel. 


About the ‘Two Degree Initiative’ (2DI) 

The ‘Two Degree Initiative’ (2DI) is a coalition of hundreds of like-minded partner organizations from around the world. They are brought together with a single unifying vision – to transform the global food system for a climate-smart future.

2DI’s ambition is to reach 200 million farmers through ten participating Regional Challenges that include projects in low- and middle-income countries. It organizes its projects around a set of themes that align with a rigorous theory of change developed by CCAFS.

In this event, WRI will present the preliminary findings of a forthcoming report that summarizes the key outcomes of the 2DI Listening Sessions.

These findings will inform the reflections from our panelists and viewers at home, who are encouraged to ask questions through live Q&A apps made available on the day. 

Together, CCAFS, WRI and all 2DI partners hope to chart a roadmap for future engagement opportunities, explore ways to raise awareness of the coalition's objectives and encourage more partners to join the coalition.