"We can transform the Commonwealth into an agricultural powerhouse": Commonwealth Secretary-General at COP27

15 November 2022
Commonwealth Secretary-General delivering remarks at COP27 event

At COP27, Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, launched a new Commonwealth policy guide to help governments build a more productive and sustainable agricultural sector.

At the side event, 'Digital Solutions and Information for a Climate Resilient Agriculture Sector' on 15 November, 2022, the Secretary-General spoke about the launch of the policy guide:

"There are hundreds of successful cases of digital innovations operating across the Commonwealth, including digital climate advisory services – but up to now it has proved difficult to document, share and disrupt. This is partly because no baseline exists – anywhere.

So we have created one, through the report which I was proud to launch last week and which I am proud to present to you today. It lays the foundation for understanding the state of digital agriculture in the Commonwealth. 

With the right policies, innovations and investment, we can meet the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, youth unemployment and overall economic growth, and transform the Commonwealth into an agricultural powerhouse."

Read the Secretary-General's full speech
Learn more about the State of Digital Agriculture in the Commonwealth policy guide