The team at TomorrowNow met with the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at COP27 and shared opportunities to leverage weather intelligence for climate adaptation.
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – The team at TomorrowNow was honored to meet the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at COP27 during the global UN Climate Change event that was focused on food systems and climate adaptation solutions.
We took the opportunity to share our experiences with the Honorable Agriculture Secretary, highlighting some of our learnings working to develop sustainable weather and climate solutions to benefit smallholder farmers and crop scientists.
Secretary Vilsack affirmed his support for innovative solutions for climate adaptation and food systems, including those most impacted by climate change but least equipped to adapt and act.
Notably, the U.S. government support for climate adaptation solutions is part of The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), of which TomorrowNow is leading an innovation sprint, that’s looking at accelerating investment in and support for climate-smart-agriculture and food systems innovation over five years (2021-2025) to address global hunger, food security, and climate change.
“AIM for Climate is a unique and inclusive platform convening 42 government and over 235 non-government partners to advance innovation in climate-smart agriculture and food systems globally, and this will empower us to learn, adapt, and support best practices to empower smallholder farmers around the world, especially from marginalized communities.” – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
At COP27, TomorrowNow’s ‘Climate Resilience For African Farmers Through Next Generation Weather Intelligence’ was announced as one of the AIM for Climate “Innovation Sprints”, with high-level dignitaries learning and celebrating the effort that TomorrowNow and partners are investing to empower 20 million smallholder farmers in 5 years with next-generation location-based timely agri-weather services.
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