COP26: Food systems and climate


Rising temperatures and sea levels and more frequent and intense extreme weather events will influence how and where we produce our food. In the food production system, agriculture will be significantly impacted with changing rainfall patterns reducing yield growth and leading to significant food insecurity and loss of livelihoods — especially in areas such as East Africa, where 70% of the population relies on agriculture for a living. Data, science and innovation can change this. With accurate and timely data, coupled with digital technologies, we have the opportunity to improve our food systems and better prepare agricultural communities for the impact of climate change.

On 2 November 2021, at Goals House inside Engine Works in Glasgow, Scotland on the sidelines of COP26, we launched the Jameel Observatory to highlight the impact of climate change on food systems in East Africa and globally.

Engine Works, Glasgow
19:30 (UTC+1)
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Alan Duncan

Project lead, Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action; Professor of livestock and development, University of Edinburgh

Alon Schwabe

Principal investigator, CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA

Daniel Fernández Pascual

Principal investigator, CLIMAVORE x Jameel at RCA

Elizabeth Adobi Okwuosa

Soil scientist, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization, Republic of Kenya

Kundhavi Kadiresan

Managing Director, Global Engagement and Innovation, CGIAR

Gwen Hines

CEO, Save the Children UK

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE

Chief Scientific Adviser, Scottish Government

George Richards

Director, Community Jameel



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