Spotlight Climate

Financing for Farmers

13 November 2020
09:00 ET | 15:00 CET


Globally, agriculture is facing multiple challenges, including an increasing demand for food to feed a growing population, diminishing yields, and the degradation of natural resources and decline of biodiversity as a result of human activity. In addition, the impacts of climate change are posing new threats to the world’s farmers and our food systems.

Preparing the agriculture sector and building the resilience of small-scale farmers will not be possible without significant increases in climate finance. But it’s not only about increasing the cash flows – it’s also about ensuring they actually reach the small-scale farmers, small and medium enterprises, and cooperatives on the front lines of our food systems.

In this second of three events hosted by IFAD and Devex, we will shine a light on the needs of small-scale farmers in the face of climate change, as well as the barriers hindering them from accessing climate finance. We will also present key findings from a new joint report by IFAD and the Climate Policy Initiative tracking climate finance flows down to the level of small-scale producers.

@DEVEX #ClimateFinance Twitter Chat

How can we respond to the needs of smallholder
farmers in the face of #climatechange?

Co-hosted by


Dr David Nabarro

Special Envoy to the
World Health Organization
Director-General on


Raj Kumar

Devex President & Editor-in-Chief


Kamal Khera

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Canada 

Michelle Winthrop

Director of Policy, Irish Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o

Founder and leader of the Rural Outreach
Editor-in-chief of the Africa
Journal of Food, Nutrition and Development

Meike Van Ginneken

Associate Vice-President, Strategy and
Knowledge Department, IFAD

Dr Barbara Buchner

Executive Director, CPI

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