AIM4C Summit Side Event: Foresight, climate change, and agrifood systems
- Impact Area
Climate change poses significant challenges for global economic development and food systems, particularly for low-income countries and vulnerable populations. Policymakers are facing a daunting task of designing effective policies to address climate risks and making long-term investment decisions under growing uncertainty. Ideally, governments would have access to advance information about likely/estimated unfolding climate change patterns specific to their regions and the potential implications for their economies and communities. CGIAR is working to provide this kind of information and foresight analysis to its partners.
A May 9 Aim for Climate (AIM4C) Summit off-site event, hosted by IFPRI and CGIAR at IFPRI’s Washington headquarters, highlighted the need for greater funding for agrifood systems research and development and provided an opportunity to meet with climate scientists working on modeling impacts of climate change on crop productivity, food security, and livelihoods. In this post, we share a summary of our presentation on foresight, climate change, and agrifood systems made during this event.