CGIAR @ AIM for Climate Summit

Agriculture and food systems innovation for climate action

  • Date
    08.05.23 > 10.05.23
  • Time
    07:00 am > 04:00 pm UTC-05:00
  • Location
    Washington, DC, USA
  • Registration

​The United States hosted the AIM for Climate Summit on May 8-10, 2023 in Washington, D.C., to bring together partners to increase and accelerate investment in and support for agriculture and food systems innovation for climate action.

CGIAR is leading seven innovation sprints through the AIM for Climate initiative, and participating in several more. More details of CGIAR-led innovation sprints can be found here.

Supported by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), the summit spotlighted opportunities for climate solutions and amplify climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation in the lead-up to COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.

CGIAR Featured Events

Glasgow Breakthrough Ministerial Session

On the morning of May 9, the UK Government and CGIAR co-convened the Agriculture Breakthrough Ministerial. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Minister of State in the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, chaired the event. More information. Photos.

Climate Change Research – Meet the Scientists Event and Reception

From 5:00-7:00pm on May 9, CGIAR hosted a site tour at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). This event, including a reception, was an opportunity for delegates to meet CGIAR climate scientists and discover their latest innovations. More information. Photos.

Date Time Event Title Location CGIAR Speakers
May 8 11:00-12:00 The Power of Soil: Uplifting Rural Communities Capitol Ballrom E
  • Suresh Babu (IFPRI)
May 8 16:00-17:00 Smart Smallholder Fertilizer Management to Address Food Security & Climate Change Capitol Ballroom F
  • Sieglinde Snapp (CIMMYT)
  • Tek Sapkota (CIMMYT)
  • Lini Wollenberg (Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT)
May 9 11:00-12:00 Breakout session: A Vision for Adapted Crops and Soils in Africa Capitol Ballroom G 
  • Lindiwe Majele Sibanda (CGIAR System Board)
May 9 12:45-14:00 Addressing Gender Inequality through the Global Response to Climate Change Grand Ballroom
  • Claudia Sadoff (CGIAR)
May 9 16:00-17:00 The Livestock Sector’s Global Climate Ambition Mega Sprint Capitol Ballroom G
  • Appoliniare DJikeng (ILRI)
May 10 11:00-12:00

Accelerated pathways for improved varieties onto small-scale farms

Capitol Ballroom F
  • Ajay Panchbhai (IRRI)
May 10 11:00-12:00

Scaling Healthy Soil Practices through Innovative Partnerships, Financing & Policy

Capitol Ballroom E
  • Sieglinde Snapp (CIMMYT)
May 10 14:30-15:30

A Roadmap to Double Global Bean Consumption by 2028

Capitol Ballroom G
  • Jean Claude Rubyogo  (Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT)
May 10 16:00-17:00

“Innovation for Integrating and Mainstreaming Agriculture in the NDCs

Capitol Ballroom F
  • Suresh Babu (IFPRI)

Header photo by Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT