Significant knowledge gaps exist as to what adaptations options are available, what their likely benefits or costs, where and when they should be deployed, and what the learning processes are that can support widespread change under uncertainty. The major challenge is to enable accelerated adaptation at a rate faster than the demands that will otherwise overtake them, and without threatening sensitive livelihood systems as they strive to cope with stress.
Promising adaptation options, ranging from diversification of production systems to improved institutional settings and enabling policies, will be identified and evaluated in relation to expected future conditions. Research will examine the processes required for promising adaptation options to function (i.e. understanding and harnessing of social, economic, cultural and institutional processes of adaptation), and together will be used to provide plans and strategies to establish detailed adaptation pathways of food systems at the national, regional and global level.
The Theme will also provide a portfolio of adaptation options (including agricultural technologies, agronomic practices and community- to global- level policies) that typify how food systems will adapt to a 2030 world and beyond.
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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)