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To ensure small-scale farmers and rural populations from developing countries receive the attention and funding they urgently need, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is organising, and will be active in, more than twenty events at COP27. 

AdobeStock 491504960The events will be taking place at the IFAD Pavilion from 9-17 November 2022. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

This is to highlight the challenges and solutions that small-scale farmers need to feed a growing population, while adapting to the escalating impacts of climate change.

Small-scale farmers are essential to global food security and stability. They produce one third of the world’s food, which constitutes as much as 80% in many developing countries. Yet, their livelihoods and capacity to feed the planet are threatened by ever-increasing extreme weather events, erratic and changing rain patterns, and the deterioration of ecosystems. To help small-scale farmers adapt, exist and provide multiple benefits, significant investments are urgently required to implement change at a global scale.

The events will be taking place at the IFAD Pavilion from 9-17 November 2022 and offer a great opportunity to interact with small-scale farmers and climate experts. The events will span all aspects of climate adaptation including financing solutions, the role of the private sector, the power of youth and women, the value of carbon markets, and solutions brought by farmers’ organisations and indigenous communities. IFAD leaders, climate experts, youth rural entrepreneurs and small-scale producers will be present at COP27 along with the media, who are welcome to engage with participating farmers and experts and conduct interviews upon request.

The full list of events can be found here: https://www.ifad.org/en/web/events/cop27