Side event

Putting farmers first: How can we ensure the future of farming and food amidst the climate crisis?


Aditi Mukherji

Job title
Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Impact Action Platform

Core message

Event summary

Farmers are the foundation of our food systems, and yet small-scale farmers and producers in the Global South are especially at risk from climate change. Current efforts to adapt are insufficient. We need to act now to accelerate the financing and implementation of climate action in agri-food and livestock systems for the world’s most vulnerable people in order to reduce emissions and ensure food and nutrition security. Locally-led principles and systems approaches can help to elevate the positive potential of food systems to address the climate crisis.

This event will enhance the understanding of how sustainable agri-food and livestock systems can help mitigate the impacts of land degradation, enhance biodiversity, and play an important role in food systems transformation. The session will bring together farmer representatives, leaders of global initiatives and policy makers to share their visions and actions to galvanise increased support for investing in sustainable and healthy smallholder producers.



Advancing Livestock for Climate (ALIVE4C)

In collaboration with:

African Green Revolution Alliance (AGRA)

Agroecology Coalition (AEC)

Coalition for Action on Soil Health (CA4SH)

Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL)

Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Resilient Local Food Supply Chain Alliance (WFP)

World Farmers Organization (WFO)