Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) - Climate Risk Management

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.
This flagship addresses the critical gaps in knowledge, methodology, evidence, and capacity in agricultural practices by improving the use of climate-related information to manage climate-related risk. CCAFS aims to foster the development of an enabling environment for smallholder farmers to adopt climate-smart production practices and develop climate-resilient livelihoods, all while protecting them from damaging climatic extremes.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 

On a rolling basis.

Climate Objective : 
Administrator Type : 
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Direct Access : 
Not Specified
Fund Size : 

Not applicable.

Financing Award : 
Not Applicable
Trustee : 
Not applicable.
Implementing Entity : 

CCAFS produces research findings and collaborate with regional partners for implementation and capacity building. Outside of CGIAR, the Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices team collaborates with major bilateral agencies facilitating CSA investment and implementation (starting with GACSA, African CSA Alliance, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Bank, USAID IFAD, DFID) to develop the tools needed to prioritise, plan and bring CSA practices to scale across landscapes, countries, regions and the globe. Regional bodies involved in CSA implementation include Africa Union, NEPAD, ECOWAS, COMESA in Africa, APAN in SE Asia, CAC and IICA in LAM.
List of all partners:

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

CCAFS identifies target regions and research sites.
To inquire, contact: Coordinating Unit for Climate Risk Management:
Contact person
James Hansen
Phone: +1 8456 8044 10

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

The CCAFS program is made up of the following bodies, each playing a specific governance role:
Independent Science Panel (ISP), with both scientific and development expertise
Lead Center, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and its Board
Program Director and a Program Management Committee
A Coordinating Unit, based at the University of Copenhagen and CIAT
Theme Leaders and Regional Program Leaders, who are responsible for aspects of CCAFS implementation
CGIAR Climate Change Contact Points at each CGIAR Center, will help ensure CCAFS is appropriately linked to all Centers and Consortium Research Programs.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified.

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable.

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Not specified.

Contact Information

Flagship 2 Climate Risk Management
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
123B Monell Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
Palisades, NY
10964 USA

Contact person
James Hansen
Phone: +1 8456 8044 10

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