Inter-institutional programs that tackle such complex issues as those at the nexus of climate change, agriculture and food security, conducted at multiple scales, are difficult to implement in a coherent and impact-orientated manner. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is implemented using principles of adaptive management, with attention to the multiple cornerstones needed for effective research for development. CCAFS learning will center on teamwork, partnerships, building consensus around objectives, approaches, problems and solutions, and internal and external communications.
Work planning and reporting in CCAFS is designed as a cascade from the global to the local level. The highest level, level 0, addresses the over-arching outcomes that CGIAR seeks to bring about, as specified in the Strategy and Results Framework document. CCAFS contributes to these as one of 15 CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). The CGIAR Consortium Office is currently leading a process to develop a monitoring and reporting system that synthesizes across CGIAR. CCAFS will ensure consistency with the consortium-wide system and indicators as these develop.
Operationally, CCAFS planning and reporting occur at three levels:
- Level 1 the overall logframe;
- Level 2 annual workplans that go to the level of activities for Centers and CCAFS Theme Leaders and Regional Program Leaders;
- Level 3 detailed workplans and terms of reference in individual contracts with partners for certain deliverables for Theme and Region activities.
- Level 1 the annual report to the CGIAR Consortium;
- Level 2 narrative reports and activity reporting tables for each Theme, Region and Center;
- Level 3 project reports from specific contracts on specific deliverables.
- 2012 Annual Report to CGIAR Consortium
- Annual Report 2012: Unfolding results: CCAFS research into action
- Proposal for CGIAR Research Program 7: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
- Final comments from the Independent Science & Partnership Council (ISPC) on the CCAFS proposal - Feb 2011
- Response to comments of ISPC on CCAFS proposal
Challenge Program (2009-2010)
- Program Plan: CGIAR Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
- Provisional Medium Term Plan: 2010–2012
- Report from CCAFS Planning Workshop 2010: Building Food Security in the Face of Climate Change
- CCAFS Activity Workplans and Budgets for 2010
- CCAFS Annual Report 2010: World’s largest coalition of researchers on climate change, agriculture and food security gears up