TRANSCRIPT: Hello, thank you, my name is Arame Tall, and I work for the CCAFS CGIAR Climate Research Program on Agriculture and Food Security. We just came out of a wonderful session on scaling up climate services for farmers. The focus of our session was how do you reach millions of farmers with relevant, tailored climate services that can support the decision making at the farm level. It was a very practical session, it looked at real challenges of how to reach farmers with relevant climate services and we came out of the session with much learning on really what it takes to build a comprehensive and coordinated framework for climate services that gets to the last mile, that gets farmers relevant information to support their management of climate risks and their changing climate. We heard multiple presentations. CCAFS started off with its own experience over the past two years trying to get information to farmers in multiple sites in Africa and South Asia. That inspired a lot of interesting thoughts from the audience. Following that we heard multiple experiences from IRI on how to rescue data, which is the starting point of all this work, providing downscaled data that gets us the forecast products. Then we heard from multiple experiences working with farmers, notably from Peter Doward of the Walker Institute, so trying to train farmers on taking actions based on early warning, so really going from early warning to early action. And finally we heard about gender, how we need to heed gender considerations in this work, and make sure that climate services are delivered in an equitable manner and in a manner that reaches the most vulnerable of farmers -- and not just male farmers but also female farmers, younger farmers in the community. So what I take from the session is it is mission possible to reach millions of farmers at scale with climate services relevant to support the decision making. It’s not an easy road, though. It’s fraught with multiple obstacles, and it’s a multi-front challenge, but it’s doable. It’ll take concentrated efforts and mostly different organizations, us, working together across the boundaries, from the meteorological, agricultural research as well as extension spheres and epistemological communities. But we can do it, and hopefully from this point on we can join hands to get this done and get climate services operational for millions of farmers across the developing world. Thank you.