The paper’s authors will show how Digital Climate-informed Advisory Services can help millions of small-scale farmers—the backbone of our global food system—better adapt to a more variable and ever-changing climate. Digital Climate-informed Advisory Services are tools and platforms that integrate climate information into agricultural decision-making. These services can be digital services (mobile apps, radio, online platforms) as well as digitally enabled services (bulletins, extension services).
Specifically, the event will highlight how donors and stakeholders can increase global investment in DCAS to reach 300 million small-scale agricultural producers by 2030. Authors will put forward core principles for good practice in DCAS investments and provide recommendations on how to target investment in a sustainable and equitable way.
The event will conclude with testimonies from farmers, service providers, and donors, who will speak to their own experiences with DCAS, offering real-world examples of how these tools and platforms are integrated into agricultural decision-making.