Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are an important mechanism through which climate resilient agriculture can be scaled by aligning policies, capacities and investments. This session will examine how leading countries are using NDCs and National Adaptation Plans to scale climate smart agriculture practices, and identify common challenges that need to be resolved to ensure that proven climate smart agriculture approaches are scaled ensuring food and livelihood security in the face of increasingly severe climate shocks and stresses.


  • Sabrina Dhowre Elba, IFAD, UN Goodwill Ambassador
  • Alessandro Cruvinel Fidelis, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil, General-Coordinator for Bioeconomy and Genetic Resources

  • Nam Pham Thahn, SNV Vietnam, Project Manager

  • Caroline Mwongera, CGIAR, Thematic Leader on Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices & Technologies

  • Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Climate Resilience Practice, Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

  • Harko Koster, Global Lead Climate and Food Systems, SNV


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