Stepping Up Action on Building Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa
The purpose of this Africa Climate Week affiliated event “Stepping Up Action on Building Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa” was to identify the opportunities for increased ambition and African voice for climate action on agriculture and food systems that can be advanced at the UNSG’s 2019 Climate Action Summit and COP25.
The event had three specific objectives:
- Present the latest science and thinking on resilience and adaptation and identify knowledge gaps;
- Showcase resilience-building actions being taken by African grassroots communities and smallholder farmers and how to boost support at farm and ecosystem levels
- Explore initiatives, policies, technologies, and financial innovations taken by governments, businesses, insurers and investors to build climate resilience in the agriculture and food at scale in Africa.