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FFAR Supports AIM for Climate Summit in May 2023

Washington, DC

WASHINGTON (November 14, 2022) – At the 27th annual U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), will host the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Summit.

Taking place in Washington D.C. at the JW Marriott on May 8-10, 2023, the AIM for Climate Summit will convene partners to spur ambition, amplify climate-smart agricultural and food systems innovation and bolster critical investments. The three-day Summit, exclusively for AIM for Climate partners, will feature keynote addresses, pioneering discussions, interactive exhibitions and unique networking opportunities with global stakeholders. The Summit is also a platform to announce new AIM for Climate pledges and Innovation Sprints in the lead-up to COP28 in the United Arab Emirates.

As climate change impacts intensify, now is the moment to amplify meaningful climate-smart research and investments. The scope and scale of climate change requires not only ambition, but also demands unprecedented global collaboration. FFAR is thrilled to partner with USDA on this critical opportunity to ultimately reduce emissions, increase adaptation and secure the global food supply. Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Early registration for the Summit is open and as space is limited, FFAR highly encourages participants to plan travel and book your stay at the JW Marriott as soon as possible.

AIM for Climate, established and led by the United States and the United Arab Emirates, addresses global hunger and climate change by increasing investments in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation. FFAR currently has three Innovation Sprints underway to advance climate-smart agriculture: AgMission™, the Greener Cattle Initiative and Fast Tracking Climate Solutions from CGIAR Genebank Collections.


Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) builds public-private partnerships to fund bold research addressing big food and agriculture challenges. FFAR was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research agenda. FFAR’s model matches federal funding from Congress with private funding, delivering a powerful return on taxpayer investment. Through collaboration and partnerships, FFAR advances actionable science benefiting farmers, consumers and the environment.


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