Small-scale farmers and climate adaptation – an under-reported story and world’s premiere of short film with Chef Carlo Cracco are featured at the Perugia International Journalism festival

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Small-scale farmers and climate adaptation – an under-reported story and world’s premiere of short film with Chef Carlo Cracco are featured at the Perugia International Journalism festival

What: Climate change adaptation: bringing the urgent story of small-scale farmers to the media table – an event organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the Perugia International Journalism Festival.

When: 12:00-13:00, Saturday, 9 April 2022

Where: Auditorium San Francesco al Prato

Who:

The Story: 

In the last six months, millions of column inches have been dedicated to the topic of climate change, but we still hear very little from the people dealing with it on the frontline, small-scale farmers and producers who are fighting persistent droughts, frequent floods and rising sea levels on a daily basis in developing countries.

Small-scale farmers produce one third of the world’s food, and more than 70 percent of the food in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia. Yet, they are often the first victims of climate change and receive only 1.7% of global climate finance.

With COP27 just seven months away, this event brings together food activists and chefs, a climate journalist, a climate expert and farmers themselves to talk about why small-scale farmers must be part of the climate change conversation and the value they can bring to those reporting on climate issues.

The event will also be the world’s premiere of IFAD’s latest short film done with Chef Carlo Cracco as part of IFAD’s Recipe for Change, a  creative series that brings to light how farmers are adapting to a changing climate through the food they grow and the recipes they cook, and the solutions they bring.

Cracco’s video takes the audience to Sri Lanka to discover how the indigenous jackfruit is helping small-scale farmers adapt to climate change and is providing them with a cheap ingredient to serve nutritious meals to their families, in addition to giving them much needed income.

Webcast: All events will be live streamed at Perugia International Festival of Journalism.

For more details of the event

Climate change adaptation: bringing the urgent story of small-scale farmers to the media table – – International Journalism Festival

For interviews:

Joanne Levitan, mob +39 3665620977, email j.levitan@ifad.org 


IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$23.2 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached an estimated 518 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a United Nations specialized agency based in Rome – the United Nations food and agriculture hub.

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Media contact

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Joanne Levitan

Senior Communication Officer: Global Outreach

j.levitan@ifad.org