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


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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