Farmers will be at the center of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) on Adaptation and Agriculture Day, Saturday, Nov. 12, starting with an event hosted by Solutions from the Land, the World Farmers Organization, IFOAM-Organics and Regen10.
The event, “Farmers at the Center of Climate Action,” will be accessible via a livestream on the FAO Pavilion website at 1:30 a.m. Eastern (8:30 a.m. ETT) Saturday, Nov. 12.
A diverse panel of food producers will spotlight agroecology, regenerative agriculture and other innovative, climate-smart approaches to improve food and nutrition security while enhancing health and livelihoods, improving the environment, and delivering high-value land-based solutions to climate change.
The farmer-speakers will include Fred Yoder, a corn, soybean and wheat farmer from Ohio and Solutions from the Land co-chair, as well as other agricultural producers from across the world. They grow food, fiber, fuel and feed, while also filtering and storing water, improving air quality, enhancing biodiversity, sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, nurturing wildlife, and contributing to vibrant local economies and communities.
During the event, farmers and ranchers will share how they are harnessing innovation and technology, collecting and analyzing data, and using more circular, resource-efficient practices to contribute to meeting the United Nations’ global sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The event is one of five organized by Solutions from the Land during the conference, with goals to build support among policymakers and other stakeholders for SfL’s guiding principles for enabling food systems to support and attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. These principles emphasize the need to keep farmers at the center of all discussions and decision-making as well as to value science, technology, systems-based approaches, collaboration and innovation.