US and African leaders discuss challenges to build climate resilience and ensure food security

Cross-post from CCAFS blog

Arame Tall, climate-service scientists working with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) while located at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), is here providing a report back from a recently held US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, and a special high-level session entitled “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

UN Climate Summit 2014

CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014

A Chorus of High-Level Support for Agriculture

The significance of a side event held today at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change lay not just in what the high-level panelists said but in the fact that they had come together to deliver a single, coherent message about the vital relationship between food security and climate change. The meeting was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with several partners.