The Food and Agriculture Pavilion will showcase innovative solutions to help countries take effective climate action to protect agrifood systems.
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Putting agrifood systems transformation at the heart of COP27

The first official Food and Agriculture Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference aims to advance a shared understanding of the most pressing food and agriculture issues facing people and planet.

In late October, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), CGIAR and The Rockefeller Foundation announced that they are to host the first official Food and Agriculture Pavilion at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). COP27 is taking place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

As world leaders gather for COP27, communities around the world are grappling with the compounded impacts of a global pandemic, growing pressures from the climate crisis, high energy and fertilizer prices, and protracted conflicts. These impacts have disrupted production and supply chains and dramatically increased global food insecurity, especially for the most vulnerable.

Some 193 million people faced crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity across 53 countries or territories in 2021, undermining decades of progress, according to the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises. 

Against this backdrop, the official Food and Agriculture Pavilion will put the transformation of agrifood systems at the heart of the COP agenda for the first time and present an important part of the solution to the climate crisis.

Endorsed by the UN System and located in the “Blue Zone”, the Pavilion will bring community leaders together with government, philanthropic, youth and academic partners. A rich programme of events will showcase innovative solutions to help countries take effective climate action to protect agrifood systems.

The 250 m2 pavilion includes a conference room, a meeting room for delegations and an office for bilateral meetings. There will also be a Fairtrade stand serving free low carbon and organic tea and coffee. Using state-of-the-art digital and interactive technology, the pavilion will allow delegates, participants and media to browse and download information on projects and programmes developed by FAO, CGIAR and The Rockefeller Foundation.

(FAO/ile)

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