November 14th at 6:25 pm EET (11:25 am EST): Join the BIFAD Subcommittee at COP 27

  • 11th November 2022
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*You’re invited to join a listening session at the Food Systems Pavilion at COP 27: Achieving Ambitious Food System Transformation in the Context of USAID’s New Climate Strategy*

*Monday, November 14th at 6:25 pm EET (11:25 am–12:10 pm EST)*

Food Systems Pavilion at COP 27, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (and streamed online)

Do you want to provide advice and feedback into recommendations for how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) should support the transformation of food systems in the face of climate change? Please join USAID and experts drafting a key report that will inform USAID’s agriculture, nutrition, and food security work on Monday, November 14th at

6:25 pm EET (11:25 am EST). This listening session will seek input from COP attendees and the wider public on the preliminary findings of a study on systemic approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural, nutrition, and food systems. The study results will inform program and policy decision-making by USAID.


In response to USAID’s priority to take action on the climate crisis, the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD),

a U.S. presidentially appointed advisory board to USAID on development challenges in agriculture and food security, formed the Subcommittee on Systemic Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Agricultural, Nutrition, and Food Systems

in May 2022. The subcommittee’s work will inform BIFAD recommendations to USAID on accelerating systems change to achieve transformative climate change adaptation and mitigation outcomes in agricultural, nutrition, and food systems, in support of the USAID Climate Strategy 2022–2030 .

The subcommittee is guiding a BIFAD-commissioned study that draws upon existing evidence and consultation with subject-matter experts in the following areas:

–    Climate-resilient pathways for inclusive, transformative systemic change in food, agricultural, and nutrition systems;

–   Priority systems for inclusive transformation in food, agriculture, and nutrition; and barriers to inclusive transformation in agricultural, nutrition, and food systems;

– Priority leverage points for transformative systemic change; and,

– Climate finance to catalyze inclusive adaptation and mitigation actions in the agricultural, food, and nutrition sector.


In this listening session, members of the subcommittee and authors of the BIFAD-commissioned study will present preliminary findings, with dedicated time for participant comment and discussion. The session objectives are to:


1. Improve recommendations for the ambitious implementation of the USAID Climate Strategy 2022–2030;

2. Identify points of consensus and key gaps based on feedback from the wider agricultural, nutrition, food systems and climate change communities;


3. Strengthen the utility of the study based on community recommendations.


The event will take place in person at the Food Systems Pavilion in Sharm El-Sheikh. Virtual participants are invited to join through the Food Systems Pavilion YouTube channel,

which will include a live chat function for participants’ comments and input.

Speakers include:

Add this event to your calendar


Where to find the Food Systems Pavilion


For in person COP 27 event attendees, the Food Systems Pavilion is located in *Area B, Hall 4, P08*. See the map below or reference the Food Systems Pavilion website <>

for more information. *all 4, P08*



For questions about how to attend the event in person or view virtually, please contact the BIFAD Support Team at *

<>.* If you are unable to join the session but would like to share ideas and resources with the BIFAD Subcommittee and author team, please email with copy to Subcommittee Advisor, Rahel Diro at, with the subject line “Comments for the BIFAD Subcommittee.”


*About BIFAD*


BIFAD is a seven-member, presidentially appointed advisory board to USAID established in 1975 under Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, to ensure that USAID brings the assets of U.S. universities to bear on development challenges in agriculture, nutrition, and food security and supports their representation in USAID programming. Learn more at .