The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
The overall goal of CCAFS is to promote a food secure world through the provision of science based efforts that support sustainable agriculture and enhance livelihoods while adapting to climate change and conserving natural resources and environmental services.
To address the challenge of how to transition to CSA at scale, FP2 will work with partners to test, evaluate, promote and scale up CSA technologies and practices that meet the needs of farmers – including women and marginalized groups. Its purpose is to build adaptive capacity and resilience to climate variability and change, while increasing food availability and generating mitigation co-benefits. This will be achieved by integrating and applying the best and most promising methods, tools and approaches for equitable local adaptation planning and governance, and developing innovative incentives and mechanisms for scaling up. The primary target beneficiaries of FP2 are climate vulnerable, food insecure and poor groups (smallholder farmers and women in particular). Research will also benefit development agencies working from grassroots through to national scales, as well as local and subnational institutions involved in agricultural planning, and the private sector that can support scaling up.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) addresses the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through a strategic collaboration between CGIAR and Future Earth. Led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CCAFS is a unique partnership involving the 15 CGIAR centres and research, government, academic, civil society and private sector actors, and uses science and action to test and model solutions to agricultural challenges in a context of climate variability and uncertainty. .
All CGIAR centers have a stake in CCAFS, and numerous Centers have considerable climate change expertise and activities. CCAFS brings together some of the world's best researchers in agricultural science, climate science, environmental and social sciences to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change and agriculture. The Leadership of this specific flagship is hosted by CIAT.
Key non-CGIAR research partners for FP2 include Vietnamese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), L'Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRA), Institut Senegalais de Recherche Agricole (ISRA), Savannah Agricultural Research Institute and Agrhymet Regional Centre. Other strategic partnerships include the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Institut d'Economie Rural (IER), University of Leeds, University of Florida, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Penn State, HEIG-VD, Virginia Tech, National University of Ireland Galway and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).
- The Independent Steering Committee (ISC) is the overall advisory body, with CIAT Board taking final decisions on the Program of Work and Budget (POWB) in line with its fiduciary responsibility.
- The ISC will have 7 independent members with gender
Climate-Smart Technologies and Practices will provide the evidence on the synergies and tradeoffs among technologies and practices, towards the achievement of the distinct pillars of CSA across a range of agro-ecologies and social contexts. The FPL will be based at CIAT. The FP will include a cross-CRP LP on Participatory evaluation of CSA technologies and practices in Climate-Smart Villages (LP2).
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