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The Global Action Agenda for Innovation in Agriculture

The Global Action Agenda on Transforming Agricultural Innovation is the outcome of the Transforming Agriculture Innovation Systems for People, Nature and Climate which was launched by Lord Goldsmith at the Climate Adaptation Summit in January 21. This #Climateshot campaign – co-led by FCDO and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) aims to:

  • Increase investment in agricultural research and innovation to create more climate-resilient, low-emission technologies and practices;
  • Ensure at least a third of agricultural research and innovation investments deliver demand-driven solutions across food systems, to protect nature and limit climate change;
  • Showcase successful business models and promote public-private partnerships that deploy these innovations on the scale needed to meet the climate and food security challenge;
  • Forge consensus on the evidence of what works, and facilitate inclusive dialogue among food and climate champions around the world.

The Global Action Agenda has secured more than 160 allies as diverse as the World Bank, WWF, World Food Programme, UN Foundation, Columbia Climate School, Bayer, Rainforest Alliance, World Economic Forum, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, CDC Group, Rabobank and the Environmental Defence Fund.  It is supported by Indonesia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Guinea, Lesotho, Vietnam and the UK and relevant government ministries or national agriculture research institutes of Australia, Uganda, Laos, India, Philippines, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malaysia.  See the full list of allies at:

The Global Action Agenda for Innovation in Agriculture is supported by four key initiatives: 

  • The 100 Million Farmers Multi-Stakeholder Platform, led by the World Economic Forum.
  • The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) initiative, which brings countries together to find ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • The new CGIAR organisational structure, research and innovation strategy and portfolio of initiatives.
  • ClimateShot allies from the impact investment community comprise over 20 investors, funders and initiatives, including innovative funds aiming to mobilise over US$5 billion in financing to transform agriculture for people, nature and the climate

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