Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate

Working to enable solutions at the intersection of agriculture and climate

About AIM for Climate

The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate / AIM4C) is a joint initiative created by the United States and the United Arab Emirates. AIM for Climate seeks to address the climate crisis by uniting participants to significantly increase and accelerate investment in, and/or other support for, climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over the next five years (2021 – 2025).

AIM for Climate seeks to drive more rapid and transformative climate action in the agricultural sector, empowering agriculture to be part of the solution to address the climate crisis, build resilience to its impacts, and create co-benefits of climate action. Diversity, gender equity, and inclusion are critical to the success of the mission. AIM for Climate recognizes the wide range of participants necessary to achieve its goal and seeks to draw on diverse knowledge, experiences, and cultures.

Participation in AIM for Climate is voluntary.

Launching November 2021 at COP26, led by the United Arab Emirates and the United States, with a growing coalition of support from:

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  • Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Flag of Brazil Brazil
  • Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Flag of Colombia Colombia
  • Flag of Denmark Denmark
  • Flag of Finland Finland
  • Flag of Georgia Georgia
  • Flag of Ghana Ghana
  • Flag of Honduras Honduras
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary
  • Flag of Ireland Ireland
  • Flag of Israel Israel
  • Flag of Japan Japan
  • Flag of Kenya Kenya
  • Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  • Flag of Mexico Mexico
  • Flag of Morocco Morocco
  • Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
  • Flag of Philippines Philippines
  • Flag of Republic of Korea Republic of Korea
  • Flag of Romania Romania
  • Flag of Singapore Singapore
  • Flag of Sweden Sweden
  • Flag of The Bahamas The Bahamas
  • Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
  • Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • Flag of United States United States
  • Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
  • Flag of Vietnam Vietnam
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Food and Agriculture
    Organization
  • Endorsed by
    UK COP26 Presidency

What are we AIMing for?

Objectives

AIM for Climate will work to:

  1. Demonstrate collective commitment to significantly increase investment in agricultural innovation for climate-smart agriculture and food systems over the next five years (2021-2025).
  2. Support frameworks and structures to enable technical discussions and the promotion of expertise, knowledge, and priorities across international and national levels of innovation to amplify the impact of participants’ investments.
  3. Establish appropriate structures for exchanges between Ministers and chief scientists, and other appropriate stakeholders, as key focal points and champions for cooperation on climate-related agricultural innovation, to engender greater co-creation and cooperation on shared research priorities between countries.

Scope

AIM for Climate focuses on increasing and accelerating investment in, and/or other support for, climate-smart agricultural innovation in the areas of:

  1. Scientific breakthroughs via basic agricultural research through national-level government agricultural R&D and academic research institutions.
  2. Public and private applied research, including through support to international research centers, institutions, and laboratory networks.
  3. Development, demonstration, and deployment of practical, actionable, innovative products, services, and knowledge to producers and other market participants, including national agricultural research extension systems.

Join Us

There are three avenues for participation in the AIM for Climate coalition:

  1. Government Partner

  2. Innovation Sprint Partner

  3. Knowledge Partner

Government Partner:

Government participants who announce an increase in aggregate public investment in agricultural innovation for climate-smart agriculture and food systems over the next five years (2021-2025). Responsibility, control, and oversight of investments will remain with the participant. Government partners also support the objectives of AIM for Climate and intend to participate in its activities.

Innovation Sprint Partner:

Non-government participants who announce an increase in aggregate self-financed investment in agricultural innovation for climate-smart agriculture and food systems over the next five years (2021-2025) to enable investment for bold ideas to foster innovation in an expedited timeframe. Innovation Sprint Partners are encouraged to facilitate innovation challenges with participation by other AIM for Climate participants, including governments. Responsibility, control, and oversight of investments will remain with the participant unless the participant determines otherwise. Announced new investments should avoid double counting (e.g., double counting of the same investments by government and innovation sprint partners).

Knowledge Partner:

Non-government participants, such as private research, education and extension institutions and international organizations, companies, or other NGOs who support the objectives of AIM for Climate, intend to participate in its activities, and announce an intent to amplify agricultural innovation through: insight sharing, innovation collaboration, coordination, demonstration and deployment.

  • Insight Sharing:

    Share best practices to increase the equitable diffusion of – and positive returns to – agricultural innovation efforts focused on adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change.

  • Innovation Collaboration:

    Launch flexible, inclusive, and targeted innovation collaboration focused on specific innovation areas, guided by the values of openness, transparency, reciprocity, and merit-based competition.

  • Institutional Capacity Building:

    Collaborate to increase mutual and equitable capacity for agricultural innovation focused on climate change, including efforts to enhance the efficacy and resourcing of existing innovation institutions.

  • Coordination:

    Facilitate sharing of information and partnerships among national-level government agricultural innovation and academic research institutions; international research centers, institutions, and laboratory networks; and national agricultural research extension systems.

  • Demonstration and Deployment:

    Support efforts for innovations generated or promoted through AIM for Climate activities to be effectively, efficiently, and expeditiously demonstrated and/or deployed to reach farmers, food producers, and others, particularly in climate-vulnerable countries.

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