Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) - Climate Services and Safety Nets

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.

FP4 aims to work with partners to develop climate information and advisory services that support farmers, weather-related insurance that protects farmers and increases investment in CSA, food
security early warning and safety net systems that protect livelihoods from extreme events, and climate informed planning by governments and by development and humanitarian organizations. These services will provide an enabling environment for smallholder farmers to transition towards more climate-smart production systems and climate-resilient livelihood strategies, while protecting them from climatic extremes. Research will develop the knowledge, methods, capacity and evidence needed to design, target and implement these interventions effectively at scale.

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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 collaboration among all 15 CGIAR research centers and coordinates with the other CGIAR research programs.
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.

Leadership of the Flagship is hosted by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IR), at Columbia University. Through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building and provision of climate information, the IRI aims to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries.

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- 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

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Climate Services and Safety Nets will address critical gaps in knowledge, methodology, evidence, and capacity needed to effectively implement a set of scalable interventions that use climate-related information to manage climate-related risk. The FPL will be based at strategic partner IRI. The FP will include a cross-CRP LP on Weather-related agricultural insurance products and programs (LP4).

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Flagship 4 Climate Services and Safety Nets
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
123B Monell Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
Palisades, NY
10964 USA

Contact Person:
James Hansen
+1 845 680 44 10

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Climate Change / General
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Active in Countries: 
Burkina Faso
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Niger (the)
Tanzania (United Republic of)