Agricultural production and resource management under climate change demand new ways of thinking about risk, about vulnerability and about resilience. It requires us to question what is needed in terms of policies, institutions and governance to support these changes, rather than to maintain the status quo.
This work also provides an integrative function for CCAFS stakeholder engagement from local to global levels, both in terms of setting research agendas and providing forums for discussing emerging results and options for action. The means of engagement, and not just the development of tools, will be key to nurturing an ongoing and evolving dialogue with a range of stakeholders. Interfacing closely with policy processes and identifying policy ‘windows of opportunity’ at global and regional levels and in the countries selected for detailed work will be key impact strategies.
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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)