Rural communities are often at the frontline of climate variability and change, and climate services can enable these communities to make better farming decisions. Climate services provide farmers access to climate information, translated into actionable advice, that, together with financial services, empower them to adopt climate-smart practices to manage risks, build resilience, and improve their lives and livelihoods. This has been the focus of the decade-long collaboration between the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Earth Institute, Columbia Universiy and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS).
This partnership has enabled advances in climate services and decision support tools for smallholder agriculture in the developing world that neither IRI nor CCAFS could have achieved independently.
Join us for a special opportunity to discuss what has been accomplished through the partnership as well as how emerging IRI and CCAFS activities could help raise ambition and accelerate action for enhanced resilience and adaptation across the world.
Presentations from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, with reception to follow.