Supporting Innovation to Build Food System Resilience Across Landscapes and Waterscapes

Res Hub event

Event Date

Dubai Expo, Blue Zone TA1-125


Supporting Innovation to Build Food System Resilience Across Landscapes and Waterscapes

Climate action must include innovative tools that strengthen the capacity of vulnerable rural households, and the value chains they rely on, to withstand adverse climate conditions and allow for transformative investments to build more sustainable and resilient livelihoods. A continued focus on enabling adaptation, when combined with mitigation and financing, has the potential to improve the lives of at least 180 million people who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. By focusing on developing, testing, and funding financial and agricultural innovations thoughtfully tailored and combined to reduce climate risks and build stable, adaptive value chains, we all, together, can fortify the resilience of smallholder farmers and pastoralists, creating a pathway towards a more climate-resilient future.

This event will showcase examples of cost-effective innovations with the potential to improve the food security and climate-adaptivity of vulnerable farmers across the globe. These innovations include:

  • Improved weather and seasonal forecasts for climate resilience
  • Bundling genetic and financial technologies for resilient agriculture
  • People-centric innovations that promote a diversification of systems and diets that connect land and water
  • Social innovations and best practices to strengthen value chains in the face of climate shocks

This session, co-hosted by the MRR Innovation Lab, along with the Innovation Commission for Climate Change, Food Security, and Agriculture at the University of Chicago is part of the COP28 Resilience Hub programming, and will be held in person on Sunday, December 10th, 2023 at 10:30am UAE in the Blue Zone TA1-125 (live-streaming available).


  • Dina Esposito, USAID
  • Michael Kremer, University of Chicago
  • Shakuntala Thilsted, CGIAR/WorldFish
  • Keivan Hamoud, ASSOAB-Brazil
  • Michael Carter, University of California, Davis

To learn more about this event and other Resilience Hub COP28 programming, and to livestream the event, please click here.