Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

How to Increase Food Security and Adaptation on a Climate-Stressed Planet

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
How to Increase Food Security and Adaptation on a Climate-Stressed Planet


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Climate change is already affecting crop yields and overall farming and fishing productivity. In this session, global experts working at the intersection of agriculture, fisheries, climate change, and food security will discuss what these changes mean for producer livelihoods, food supplies and food security.  While the challenges are steep, solutions exist. Drawing upon their experiences in research and global development, as well as their lived experiences, the panelists will explore how climate-resilient agriculture and fisheries can help to scale up adaptation, especially for vulnerable people in developing countries. With enough political will, we can make food systems more resilient to climate shocks, while creating economic opportunity for smallholder producers and rural communities.

This event is hosted by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) as part of Climate Week NYC 2022.


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Keynote speaker: Dr. Cary Fowler, US Special Envoy for Global Food Security, US Department of State 

Moderator: Angela Churie Kallhaug, Executive Vice President for Impact, EDF 


  • Jose Luis Chicoma, Former Minister of Production of Peru
  • Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment & Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions 
  • Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO 
  • James Gerber, Principal Research Scientist, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota 
  • Rahel Deribe Bekele, Research Scientist, Sanford School of Public Policy and the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project, Duke University 
  • Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Policy, Cornell University