Adapting to New Climate Realities: Doing More, Better, and New

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The Global Commission on Adaptation seeks to highlight the adaptation challenges confronting poor people, notably poor farmers whose livelihoods are fragile and dependent on the weather and launch a year of action to begin rising to meet this challenge. 

In this seminar, IFPRI researchers advance paths towards meeting the adaptation challenge by doing more, better, and new.


    • Neil Watkins, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development & Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


    • More R&D to increase agricultural productivity: Keith Wiebe, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
    • Better risk management: Claudia Ringler, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
    • Better at strengthening women’s and men’s resilience: Elizabeth Bryan, Senior Scientist, IFPRI
    • New innovations in agricultural extension and rural advisory services: Simrin Makhija, Senior Research Analyst, IFPRI
    • New ideas on sustainable pest management: It takes a village: Wei Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
    • Implications: Channing Arndt, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI 


    • Manish Bapna, Managing Director, World Resources Institute
    • Simeon Ehui, Director, Sustainable Development, Africa, World Bank


    • Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General’s Office, IFPRI

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