Building evidence for transforming agricultural innovation systems under climate change
A major transformation of food systems is needed to achieve food and nutrition security globally in the context of a changing climate.
This webinar series, hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), aims to set the path for a transformation in agricultural innovation systems in the lead up to COP26.
The webinars will present the findings from five evidence reviews commissioned as part of the Transforming Agricultural Innovation for People, Nature and Climate campaign.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
In the first webinar in the series, the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI) will give insight into the global baseline for investment, estimating how much funding currently aims to promote the economic, environmental, and social objectives of sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI).
It will also highlight the global estimates for funding in research and innovation for agricultural systems in the Global South over the last decade, while discussing patterns of innovation funding within specific contexts and environments.
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Webinar 2: Towards an evidence-based approach to agroecology and climate change adaptation and mitigation in low- and middle-income countries
During this session, panelists from notable agroecology initiatives will comment on the evidence review findings and their experience on scaling up agroecology programs.
It will also summarize the quality and strength of evidence on the impact of agroecological approaches on climate change mitigation and adaptation in low-and-middle-income countries, as well as the programming approaches and conditions associated with large-scale agroecological transitions.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
This WLE session will review current evidence for the links between biodiversity and agriculture. It will explore the possibilities for achieving food and nutrition security while retaining biodiversity within planetary boundaries.
While this can be achieved via a diversified agricultural system that contributes to climate and hydrological security, it will require a significant transformation in how food is produced – which depends on a rethinking and re-centering of biodiversity as part of our food systems.
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
This session will discuss key findings from the evidence review study "Understanding and support for end-to-end innovation approaches ahead of COP26".
End-to-end innovation (E2EI) systems have shouldered high expectations since being successfully implemented by various sectors (including corporate, health and education), but what does it mean in the context of agricultural research for development? And, what do we need to do in order to make different innovations systems and institutions fit for transformative E2EI?
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Webinar 5: What investment in innovation is needed for transforming agricultural systems in the Global South
In order to support agricultural system transformation to a level that meets the SDGs and global climate goals, how far is global investment in innovation today from where we need to be?
In addressing this, experts from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CoSAI will provide the latest global, regional and country estimates of the ‘investment gap'
The session will also provide a platform for participants to discuss and question the estimates, and to share their views on the highest priority areas for investment.