A: Our role as donors is to work together to identify key risks and provide concrete options and choices to support greater resilience. Without this mentality and collective approach, we will not be prepared for future crises, including those arising from climate change.
In approaching the UNFSS and when developing our national and regional pathways for transformation, we must ask ourselves what are the key issues and activities that require public investment and policy reform? How can we help other nations along this path? On climate, what do we need to do now and going forward to enable people to keep farming effectively, sustainably, and inclusively for the next 30 years?
As donors, we must embrace systems thinking and not see agriculture and food production as isolated activities. Our engagement with food production touches every part of the global ecological and economic system. How we farm affects all species, the climate and the livelihoods – and lives – of future human generations.