Spotlight on adaptation, resilience and small-scale farmers: How small-scale farmers are being left behind and what we will do to stop it
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Spotlight on adaptation, resilience and small-scale farmers: How these farmers are being left behind and what we will do to stop it
15 July 2021
08:00 – 09:00 ET // 14:00 – 15:00 CEST
Preparing the agriculture sector and building the resilience of small-scale farmers will not be possible without significant increases in climate finance. Ensuring finance actually reaches the small-scale farmers, SMEs, and cooperatives on the front lines of our food systems is essential.
How can donors and institutions like IFAD work together to multiply impact and really make a difference to the lives of small-scale farmers? How can we ensure that impact actually reaches the household level? How can we leverage indigenous approaches and the potential of women as equal contributors?
We will hear from those who know best – the farmers themselves.
This HLPF side-event will share lessons learned from IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) to highlight practical ways to support the resilience of small-scale farmers around the world.
IFAD and Government of Canada
Globally, agriculture is facing multiple challenges, including an increasing demand for food to feed a growing population, diminishing yields, and the degradation of natural resources and biodiversity as a result of human activity. In addition, the impacts of climate change are posing new threats to the world’s farmers and our food systems. A warming climate could cut crop yields by more than 25 per cent, while extreme weather events resulting from climate change can have devastating effects on farmers, their land, and their harvests.