Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) - Climate Smart Agricultural Practices (CSA)

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 initiative is a Flagship within CCAFS that addresses the challenge of how to transition to climate-smart agriculture at a large scale. This initiative helps build adaptive capacity and resilience to climate variability and change, while increasing food availability and generating mitigation co-benefits.

Mode of Support: 
Open to Applications: 
Application Time Frame: 

On a rolling basis.

Climate Objective: 
Both Mitigation and Adaptation
Administrator Type: 
Financial Instruments Offered: 
Not Applicable
Direct Access: 
Not Specified
Fund Size: 

Not applicable.

Financing Award: 
Not Applicable
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.
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Flagship 1 also collaborates with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, the University of Leeds, the University of Maine, University of Ireland-Galway and numerous local-level partners who play a pivotal role on the ground in Climate-Smart Villages.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure: 

CCAFS identifies their target regions and research sites.
To inquire, contact: Coordinating Unit for Climate Smart Agricultural Practices
Osana Bonilla
Phone: +57 2445 0100 ext. 3710

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 specifeid.

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable): 

Not applicable.

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income: 

Not specified.

Contact Information

Flagship 1 Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Km 17 Recta Cali-Palmira
Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Contact person
Osana Bonilla
Phone: +57 2445 0100 ext. 3710

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Eligible Countries and Geographic Regions: 
Active in Countries: 
Burkina Faso
El Salvador
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Niger (the)
Philippines (the)
Tanzania (United Republic of)