$ 17+ billion of increased investments
raised for 2021-2025

“By catalyzing innovation in climate-smart agriculture, we can reduce harmful emissions and sequester carbon in the sector, sustainably increase productivity to feed a growing global population, and support farmers on the frontlines in building resilience and adapting to the impacts of climate change.”

— H.E. Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment

“The climate crisis threatens to disrupt food systems around the globe, exacerbate food insecurity and negatively impact farmers’ livelihoods. We must invest in innovative, science-based solutions to help agriculture mitigate and adapt to climate change – and that’s what AIM for Climate is all about.”

— Thomas J. Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

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 by the United States and the United Arab Emirates. AIM for Climate seeks to address climate change and global hunger by uniting participants to significantly increase investment in, and other support for, climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over five years (2021 – 2025).

As climate change continues to impact global temperature, weather and seasonality, longstanding agricultural practices are undermined, throwing many farmers into poverty. Subsequently, the world’s rapidly growing population is ever more reliant on increasingly vulnerable food production. The sector must urgently adapt. New technologies, products, and approaches are required to mitigate and adapt to climate change while supporting growth and jobs.

Raising global ambition and driving more rapid and transformative climate action in all countries – including by enabling science-based and data-driven decision and policy-making – will be key. In this way, AIM for Climate will help create a surge of solutions and together we can enable a quantum leap in agricultural innovation, empowering agriculture to be part of the solution to address the climate crisis 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 and free of charge.

What are we AIMing for?


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 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.


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 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, and innovative products, services, and knowledge to producers and other market participants, including through national agricultural research extension systems.
AIM for Climate’s Terms of Reference

Innovation Sprints

An Innovation Sprint is an increase in aggregate self-financed investment from non-government partners to achieve an outcome/output in agriculture innovation for climate-smart agriculture and food systems to be completed in an expedited timeframe.

Innovation Sprints should support climate-smart agriculture innovation by increasing agriculture productivity while adapting and building resilience to climate change and/or reducing/removing greenhouse gas emissions. Components of innovation sprints may include, inter alia: increasing agricultural productivity; adapting and building resilience and/or reducing or removing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Get Involved

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.

Government Partner Framework Document

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).

Kindly only submit your request to become an Innovation Sprint Partner if you have already submitted an Innovation Sprint proposal and have been notified of its acceptance. 

Innovation Sprint Framework

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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New Partners


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

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • European Commission
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • The Bahamas
  • The Gambia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
10 in 10
Aakash Green
Aarhus University
Abt Associates
Action Against Hunger USA
Adamo Foods
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Africa Rice Center
African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)
African Centre for a Green Economy
African Union Commission
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
AG America Lending
Aga Khan Foundation
Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute
Agriculture and Business Company (ABC Company)
Agrifood Lithuania DIH
AgriGreen Nepal
AgriTech New Zealand
Agriverse 2100
Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Agrolution Agribusiness Solutions
AgroThrive, Inc
Agtech Accelerator
Air Quality Research Group -North Carolina State University
Aleph Farms
Allegro Fundacion
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Alliance of Bioversity International & International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Almond Board of California
Alternative Protein International
American Feed Industry Association
AndMore Associates, LLC
Animal Agriculture Alliance
Aqua Cultured Foods
Arab Organization for Agricultural Development
Arable Labs, Inc.
Arid Zone Research Institute, Bhakkar
Arizona State University LightWorks
Arkea Bio Corp.
Arla Foods
Asian Development Bank
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
ASNL Advisory Tanzania
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Association of Public and Land- Grant Universities Board on Agriculture Assembly
Association of Volunteers for the Development and Protection of the Environment in Madagascar
Atolla Tech
Aurelian Global Resources Ltd.
Australian Olive Association
Banco Itaù BBA
Beef + Lamb New Zealand
BeMORE Global Consulting
Benson Hill
Better Nature
BetterFedFoods LLC
Biglow Laboratory for Ocean Research
Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations
Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation
Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund
Biodiversity Television Network
Biome Makers
BioSense Institute
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Bioversity International
Biozid Climate Institute
Blue Crab Strategies
Blue Marble Microinsurance
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Bread for the World
Breakthrough Institute
Bunge Foundation
Business Council for International Understanding
Business for Development
California State University Agricultural Research Institute
Canadian Cattle Association
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA)
Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance
CANR, Michigan State University
Carbon Asset Solutions Ltd.
Carbon Finance Labs
Carbon Margin and Global Concept Ltd
Carbon Nation
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Center for Climate and Security, Council on Strategic Risks
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate (CLAC)
Centre for Grower-Centric Ecovalue Mechanisms
Centre For Minority Rights Development
CF Industries
Change Foods
Chemonics International
Chinova Bioworks
Chr. Hansen
Christensen Global
Christian Development Foundation
CHS Inc.
Clean Climate And Environment Campaign Initiative
Climate Adaptation Partnership, Colorado State University
Climate Advisers
Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Climate Change Information Center & Renewable Energy
Climate Policy Initiative
Climate Policy Initiative
Climate Reality Project: Chicago Metro Chapter
Climate Systems Solutions, Inc.
Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)
ClimateWorks Foundation
Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH)
Coconut Knowledge Center
Collaborative Fabrications co[LAB]fab
Columbia University - Center on Global Energy Policy
Community Jameel
Compassion in the World Farming
Concern Worldwide US
Conservation Resources
Cornell University
Cotton Incorporated
Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)
CPT Capital
CRDF Global
Crop Intellect Ltd
Crop One Holding
CROP Performance
Crop Trust
CropLife America
CropLife Canada
CropLife International
Crossover Meat
CSIRO Australia
CSM Tech
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
Cultivator powered by Conexus
DANA Global
Danish Agriculture and Food Council
Danish Food And Drink Federation
Desert Control
Digital Green Foundation
DivSeek International Network Inc.
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Done Properly
Dugu Metrics, LLC
Duke University World Food Policy Center
E&J Gallo Winery
Earth Analytics Group
East African Crude Oil Pipeline Host Community (EACOP HC)
Easytech Farm Solutions Limited
EAT Foundation
EcoKrishi Solutions
Ecosystem Services Market Program (ESMC) and Ecosystem Services Market Research Consortium (ESMRC)
Education Development Center
EIT Climate-KIC
EIT Food
Enterprise Neurosystem
Envatix LLC
Environmental and Energy Management Institute, The George Washington University
Environmental Defense Fund
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
Extension Africa (EXaf)
Faire Innovation Group
Fairtrade International
Faisal Zari Service
Farm Journal Foundation
Farm Radio International
Finless Foods
Fischer Consultancy
FMC Corporation
Folklorist Hamidur Rahman Library & Cultural Centre
Food and Climate Systems Transformation Alliance (FACT Alliance)
Food Climate Partnership
Food for Climate League
Food Nation
Food Security for Peace and Nutrition Africa
Food Systems for the Future
Food Tank
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
FoodShot Global
Forage Genetics International
Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR)
Fresh Harvest 365
Friends of the African Union
Fulton Fish Market
Fundación Popular
Fungi Protein Association
Futures Agribusiness
GIC Group/Global Food Safety Forum
GIY (Grow It Yourself)
Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)
Global Communities
Global Dairy Platform
Global Farmer Network
Global Food Systems Institute, University of Florida
Global Institute for Food Security
Global Marketing Insights, Inc.
Global Methane Hub (GMH)
Global Pulse Confederation
Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Global Shea Alliance
Go Fresh
Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies
Golden Sweet Spirit
Good Food Finance Network
Good Food Institute
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Green And Clean Global
Greener Tanzania Livelihood Organizations
GreenLight Biosciences
Greenstrand Investments Limited
GreenTECH by AQUAcell
GreenWorks Consulting
Gro Intelligence
Group on Earth Observations
Group on Earth Observations Global Agriculture Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM)
Groupement des Jeunes Universitaires pour l'Avancement d'Haïti (GJUPAH)
Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont
Harper Adam University - Drought Mitigation GP
Health of the Soil International
Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Network, Columbia Climate School
Heifer International
Highland Brewing Company, Inc
HIRED Consult (Youth Program)
Hog Watch Manitoba
Husk Power Systems
ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute
ICF Climate Center
Idaho Forest Group
Immersive Learning for Sustainable Agriculture (ILSA)
Indigenous Women and Girls Initiative
Indigo Ag
Infinite Foods
Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
Innovation Commission: Climate Change, Food Security, and Agriculture
Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi
Institute of Agriculture and Tourism
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
International Biochar Initiative
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
International Climate Change Development Initiative
International Corn and Wheat Research and Breeding Center (CIMMYT)
International Cotton Advisory Committee
International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
International Dairy Federation
International Fertilizer Association
International Fertilizer Development Center
International Fresh Produce Association
International Livestock Research Institute
International Potato Centre
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag)
Journey Foods
Just Rural Transition
Kairak Centre for Sustainable Rural Development Program, Papua New Guinea University of Natural Resources & Environment
KANEKA Corporation
Kansas State University - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification
Kansas State University - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization
Kickstart International
Kove IO
Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF)
Kulinga Afforestation Initiative
Kulinga Ventures
L Catterton
Land and Health Association
Land O'Lakes Venture37
Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR)
Lazard Climate Center
LG Chem
Libre Foods
Livestock Water Recycling
Living Carbon
Lixia Capsia Gestionis
Loam Bio
Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
Lucent Bio
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
Maine Shellfish Developers
Malawi Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI)
Manna Fish Farms, Inc.
MASH Makes
Mastercard Foundation
Mati Carbon
McKnight Foundation
Mercy Corps Agrifin
Meridian Institute
Meyers Natural Foods
Michigan State University - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research
Michigan State University Global IDEAS
Microclimates Inc.
MIGAL - Galilee Research Institute
Migal Galilee Research Institute
Misean Cara
Mitti Labs
Modern Agriculture Foundation
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Msekeni Inc
Mukono District Farmers' Association
MUN Impact
Mwana wa Africa Investment Company Limited
NASA Harvest - University of Maryland
National Agricultural Research Institute of Uruguay (INIA)
National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)
National Hemp Association
National Milk Producers Federation
Nature Energy
Nature's Fynd
Nestle Nespresso S.A
Nestle USA
Neuer Energy
Neutral Foods
New Harvest
New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre
Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development
North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN)
North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA)
North American Meat Institute
North Carolina State University Extension
North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
Novo Holdings
NURU International
Obanayo Consulting
OceanWide Seaweed ApS
Olam Agri
Olam Food Ingredients
OlsAro Crop Bitech
One Acre Fund
Open Agriculture Technology and Systems Center (OATS), Purdue University
Open Rivers Consulting Associates
Open Source Vision Foundation
Optimized Foods
Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance
Pangea Africa Ltd.
Pappas Capital
Partners of the Americas
Partnership for Central America (PCA)
Pegasus Capital Advisors
Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP
Penn State University - USAID Current and Emerging Threats to Crops Innovation Lab
Permaculture Timor-Leste (Permatil)
Pivot Bio
Plan21 Foundation
Planet FWD
Planetary SARL
Plant Based Foods Institute
Plant Biodefenders
Platform for Agriculture and Climate Transformation
PODA Pakistan
Pollination Group
Pontifex Consulting
Powerful Tree
Prime Roots
Producers Market
Producers Trust
Promotion of integrated development and relief services (PIDERS)
ProVeg International
Quorn Foods
Rabobank - Acorn
Radiant Earth Foundation
Rainforest Alliance
Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Rawalo Youth Development Foundation
RE The Uploaders
Red Sea Farms
Rejubee Multipurpose Cooperative Society
Resource Renewal Institute
Rocket Seeder
Rothamsted Research
RTI International
Rural Development and Youth Development (RUDEYA)
Rural Reconstruction and Development Society (RRDS)
Saturn Bioponics
Save the Children
Schaefer Global Management LLC
SDG2 Advocacy Hub
Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
Sempera Organics, Inc.
SES Smart Energy Solutions
SLU Global, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
SMACHS Foundation
Smile project Ghana Foundation
SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Society for Environment Conservation and Agricultural Research Development (SECARD NEPAL)
Soil Health Institute
Soil In Formation
Solar Rais
Solutions from the Land
Sound Agriculture
Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
Southern University AGcenter
Spark Climate Solutions
Spiber Inc
Sprout, Inc.
StarLab Oasis
Start-up Nation Central
Steakholder Foods
Stockholm International Water Institute
Strategic Infrastructure Performance Institute
Strauss Group LTD
Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation
Sustainable Harvest International
Sustainable Productivity Growth Coalition for Food Security and Resource Conservation (SPG Coalition)
Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable
Sustainable Socio-Economic Agroforestry Association
Switch Bioworks
Sydney Institute of Agriculture
Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Synthesis Capital
Syntropic Solutions
Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank
Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Uyole Center
TARUCHINA Cashew Growers Association of Tanzania LTD
Team 54 Project International
Telesis Synergy Systems
Tenfore Holdings
Tennessee State University
Terra Global
Tetra Pak
Tetra Tech
Texas A&M AgriLife
The Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) Initiative
The African Centre for Human Advacement, Social and Community Development
The Agronomy, Crops, and Soil Science Societies of America
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
The Best Bees Company
The Better Butchers
The Center for Water Security and Cooperation
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Climate Source
The Conservation Leaders Network (CLN)
The Fertilizer Institute
The Global Agrifood Tech Alliance
The Global FoodBanking Network
The Global Plant Council
The Henry Ford
The Henry L. Stimson Center’s The Alliance for a Climate Resilient Earth (ACRE)
The Hydration Foundation
The Mushroom Meat Co.
The Native American Agriculture Fund
The Nature Conservancy
The Ohio State University, CFAES Rattan Lal Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
The Sainsbury Laboratory
The Tropics Foundation
The Vetiver Network International
The World Bank
The World We Want
Thriving Solutions LLC
Torrey Advisory Group
Transformational Investing in Food Systems (TIFS)
Trees for the Future
Tridium, Inc
Trilogy Networks, Inc.
Triple Helix Institute for Agriculture, Climate, and Society
Tulinde Boychild Initiative
Tuskegee University
Tyson Foods
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Dairy Export Council
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action
U.S. Grains Council
U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
U.S. Soybean Export Council
U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council
Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute
UN Food and Agriculture Organization
UN Foundation
UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
UN The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
United Airlines
United Nations World Food Programme
United Youth Initiative Africa
Universidad Naciona Agraria La Molina
University of Arizona
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division
University of California Berkeley - Innovative Genomics Institute
University of California, Davis
University of California, Davis – Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh Climate Change Institute
University of Georgia, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut
University of Otago
University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
University of Reading, United Kingdom
University of Tennessee
University of Vermont
University of West Alabama (UWA)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Agricultual & Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Unovis Asset Management, B.V.
US Biochar Initiative
Veea, Inc
VegTech Invest
Verisk Analytics
Virginia Tech – Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab
Visual Farms
VisVires New Protein
Volcani International Partnerships
Waffle Forest
Warlander Foundation
Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc.
We Don't Have Time
Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
Wild Coast Biologics Inc
Wildlife Conservation Society WCS
Windfall Bio
WindRiskTech LLC
Winrock International
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
World Coffee Research
World Economic Forum
World Farmers Organizations
World Food Prize
World of Farming
World Resources Institute
World Trade Organization
World Wildlife Fund US
XPRIZE Foundation
Zambia Alliance of Women (ZAW)
Zambian Governance Foundation for Civil Society (ZGF)
Zero Point Partners