Enabling institutions and policies for sustainable climate change governance in agriculture

The Enabling Institutions and Policies for Sustainable Climate Change Governance in Agriculture aims to suppor countries in putting in place policy, institutional and technical means to mainstream climate change considerations into agricultural sectors
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Project description

This project intends to build on the achievements of CCAFS in West Africa to meet major development needs and strategically contribute to emerging policy initiatives such as the NAIPS, NDCs and development of climate-smart agriultural investment plans while also using socio-economic scenarios to understand complex interactions between socio-economic factors, political developments and climate change in order to generate policy recommendations that can be integrated into national agricultural development plans, strategies and programs. In addition, climate science, policy and environmental research, and agricultural modelling will be linked with food systems research and socio-economic scenarios to integrate climate concerns into food security and nutrition planning. Specifically, the project will (1) promote CSA in the contribution of agriculture to NDCs and NAIPs; (2) monitor agricultural contributions to the NDCs and NAIPs; (3) assist countries in the development of eligible bankable projects to climate finance initiatives such as the GCF; and (4) use climate science, food systems research and CCAFS scenarios methods to influence policy formulation that will permit the scaling up of science-evidenced CSA options, integration of climate concerns into national policies and enactment of plans and policies that increase investment toward improved access to diverse and locally acceptable diets; and (5) determine what kind of enabling environment is needed to promote inclusive, gender-equitable and responsible agricultural investments. To achieve the aforementioned objectives, already existing district and national multi-stakeholder policy dialogue platforms established by CCAFS shall be improved and technically assisted to lead the science-policy interfaces on climate change and CSA.

Objectives

This project is novel and aims to

  • Promote climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in the contribution of agriculture to NDCs and NAIPs;
  • Monitor agricultural contributions to the NDCs and NAIPs;
  • Assist countries in the development of eligible bankable projects to climate finance initiatives such as the GCF; and
  • Use climate science, food systems research and CCAFS scenarios methods to influence policy formulation that will permit the scaling up of science-evidenced CSA options, integration of climate concerns into national policies and enactment of plans and policies that increase investment toward improved access to diverse and locally acceptable diets.

Expected outcomes

  • CCAFS priority setting is used by 5 countries to target and mainstream CSA into NAIPS, NDCs and other agricultural development policies and plans
  • National budgetary planning for NDC implementation guided by CCAFS science and engagement
  • 5 policy decisions on mitigation and adaptation taken (in part) by 5 countries/states based on engagement and information dissemination by CCAFS
  • USD 20 million of new investments by state, national, regional and global agencies informed by CCAFS science and engagement
  • CCAFS engagements contributed to 5 countries receiving funding from climate finance initiatives

Project activities

  • CSA baseline development and prioritization of CSA options
  • Ex-ante evaluation for agriculture and CSA options in NDCs
  • Reviewing NAIPs and NDCs to guide CSA mainstreaming
  • Capacity building and support for bankable proposal development
  • Enabling policy environments for CSA, food security and improved diets

Key Deliverables

  • Technical reports on CSA mainstreaming into NAIPS and NDCs
  • Technical reports and journal papers on ex ante evaluation of the contributions of CSA and agriculture to mitigation and adaption goals defined in the NDCs
  • Financial plan for implementing CSA and agricultural-related activities in NDCs
  • Working papers on institutional arrangements for climate change policies in priority countries

Partners

  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (CNRST), Burkina Faso
  • The Malian Association of Awakening to Sustainable Developemnt (AMEDD), Mali
  • Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Equipement Rural (MAER) Sénégal

Further information

For more information please contact the project leader Dr. Samuel T. Partey at s.partey@cgiar.org