A new proposal for the CGIAR Research Program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has just been sent to the CGIAR Consortium Board.
By 2020, CCAFS will contribute to increasing the incomes and well-being of millions of poor people dependent on rural livelihoods, contribute to a reduction in hunger, and contribute to climate change mitigation by enhancing carbon storage and reducing green house gas emissions. The vision of success for CCAFS includes being recognised, together with the partners, as the foremost global source of relevant research that leads to strategies for tackling food insecurity in the face of climate change.
CCAFS will become a hub that facilitates collective action across multiple CGIAR centers and other CGIAR Research Programs. The outcomes planned include: technical and policy support for agricultural management strategies that buffer against climate shocks and enhance livelihood resilience in at least 20 countries; key agencies dealing with mitigation in at least 20 countries promoting new institutional arrangements and incentives that favor resource-poor farmers, particilarly vulnearbale groups and women. CCAFS will make a lasting difference through a strategic focus on capacity enhancement.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)