A listening session: Achieving Ambitious Food System Transformation in the Context of USAID's New Climate Strategy

Core message

Do you want to provide advice and feedback into recommendations for how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) should support the transformation of food systems in the face of climate change?  Please join USAID and experts drafting a key report that will inform USAID’s agriculture, nutrition, and food security work on Monday, November 14th at 6:25 pm EET (11:25 EST).  This listening session will seek input from COP attendees and the wider public on the preliminary findings of a study on systemic approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural, nutrition, and food systems. The study results will inform program and policy decisionmaking by USAID. 

The BIFAD Subcommittee on Systemic Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Agricultural, Nutrition, and Food Systems is guiding a BIFAD-commissioned study that draws upon existing evidence and consultation with subject-matter experts in the following areas: 

  • climate-resilient pathways for inclusive, transformative systemic change in food, agricultural, and nutrition systems; 
  • priority systems for inclusive transformation in food, agriculture, and nutrition; 
  • barriers to inclusive transformation in agricultural, nutrition, and food systems; 
  • priority leverage points for transformative systemic change; and 
  • climate finance to catalyze inclusive adaptation and mitigation actions in the agricultural, food, and nutrition sector. 

In this listening session, members of the subcommittee and authors of the BIFAD-commissioned study will present preliminary findings, with dedicated time for participant comment and discussion. The session objectives are to 1) improve recommendations for the ambitious implementation of the USAID Climate Strategy, 2022–2030, 2) identify points of consensus and key gaps based on feedback from the wider agricultural, nutrition, food systems and climate change communities, and 3) strengthen the utility of the study based on community recommendations. 

Join USAID and BIFAD subcommittee experts at the listening session on Monday, November 14 at 6:25 pm EET (11:25 pm EST) to provide advice and feedback on the preliminary findings and your recommendations for how USAID should support food systems transformation. 

The event will take place in person at the COP 27 Food Systems Pavilion in Sharm El-Sheikh. Virtual participants are invited to join through the Food Systems Pavilion YouTube channel, which will include a live chat function for participants’ comments and input.