Food Security

Rates of hunger and food insecurity are growing. Climate change exerts more pressure on agrifood systems due to the high vulnerability of smallholder farmers who produce much of the food but are dependent on rainfed farming. Ambitious climate action through increased investments in climate adaptation is vital to support smallholder farmers who are often the most exposed to climate impacts and have the least access to resources to build climate resilience.

Our Food Security Program supports the design, mainstreaming, and adoption of climate-smart digital technologies into food security investment projects and programs through our core business line:

Contact Information

For more information on this program, or to get involved, please contact:

Oluyede Ajayi

Global Lead, Food Security & Rural Wellbeing

Goals for 2025

Sustained uptake of digital adaptation solutions

for at least 30 million farmers in Africa and improve food security in at least 26 countries.

Climate Smart Digital Adaptation Technologies

GCA mainstreams digital climate advisory services and adaptation solutions into agriculture and food security investments financed by International Finance Institutions (IFIs) by:

  • Developing knowledge analytics, including landscape analyses and digital agriculture profiling of countries, to identify key integration nodes and better inform food security investment by IFIs
  • Capacity building and training support for digital climate advisory services
  • Knowledge acceleration by generating, sharing, and applying climate adaptation knowledge

GCA’s support includes a focus on women, who represent a large share of the labor force in agriculture. Fewer women use digital agriculture solutions than men because of a gap in education levels and digital literacy. Increasing the digital literacy of women is, therefore, a key target of GCA’s capacity-building support.

Technical and Whitepapers

A Blueprint for Digital Climate-Informed Advisory Services: Building the Resilience of 300 Million Small-Scale Producers by 2030

This paper discusses the role of digital climate-informed advisory services in building the resilience of small-holder producers by 2030.

29 July 2021

Global Commission on Adaptation

Achieving Climate Change Adaptation through Integrated Landscape Management

Addressing the inextricable links between agriculture, forests, water, biodiversity and energy, as well as how these are influenced by other social, economic and political challenges will be required.

23 September 2019

Seth Shames and Sara J. Scherr

The Contributions of Agroecological Approaches to Realizing Climate-Resilient Agriculture

Agroecological approaches involve the application of integrated ecological, economic and social principles to the transition of smallholder farming systems, towards greater resilience.

23 August 2019

Fergus Sinclair, Alexander Wezel, Cheikh Mbow, Susan Chomba, Valentina Robiglio, and Rhett Harrison


Digital Climate Advisory Services Training to Support Climate Resilience for Smallholder Agriculture in Central Africa

25 April 2024

Prince de Galles Hotel, Douala, Cameroon

Youth Adaptation Forum on Climate-resilient Agriculture

22 April 2024


North Africa Digital Climate Advisory Services Training

4 March 2024

Cairo, Egypt

Launch of the African Agriculture Adaptation Tracking Tool

21 February 2024


Mainstreaming Climate-Smart Agriculture into NAPs in Africa

3 December 2023

Moroccan Pavilion, Blue Zone, UNFCCC COP28, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Digital Climate Advisory Services Training to Support Climate Resilience in Smallholder Agriculture in Southern Africa

27 September 2023

Johannesburg, South Africa

Climate Smart Agriculture Manual and Training Guidelines Stakeholder validation meeting

15 August 2023

Inter-Continental Hotel, Zambia

Profil de l’agriculture numérique et de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques : Cas du Bénin

26 July 2023

Cotonou, Bénin

Regional Forum on the Future of Resilient Food Systems in Africa – Digital Solutions for a Changing Climate

31 January 2023

Nairobi, Kenya (Hybrid)

Scaling Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Livestock Systems in Africa

12 November 2022

GCA Pavilion, COP27 Blue Zone, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Water Adaptation Community Webinar: Climate Adaptation in Agriculture: Water for Food Security

6 April 2022


Adaptation Dialogues for Africa: Adapting agriculture in Africa to build resilience to climate change

10 March 2022


A Resilient Food Future: Scaling Digital Climate Advisory Services for Impact

29 July 2021


Contact information

For more information on this program, or to get involved, please contact:

Oluyede Ajayi

Program Lead, Food Security and Rural Well Being

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