This project aims to identify, test, evaluate and synthesise climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies, practices and services across the agro-ecological zones of South Asia. This primarily involves creating evidences using literature review, test and evaluate CSA technologies in Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs), simulation modelling, socio-economic surveys and synthesis of evidence from various CCAFS and non-CCAFS projects leading to an integrated evidences of CSA, and institutional and financial assessments to develop scaling up/out plans for CSA. Strengthening gender and social inclusion is an integral part of all interventions. Regional engagement and communication is also a critical part of the scaling strategy.
This project also focuses on developing innovative products for crop insurance, delivery of value-added climate information, and food security monitoring using state-of-art tools and technologies to strengthen climatic risk management in the region. South-South cooperation in CSA technologies, insurance, ICT and food security monitoring are also a key focus.
Project activities include:
- Participatory evaluation of climate-smart village models in South Asia
- Developing improved agriculture insurance products and schemes for climate risk management
- Development, evaluation and scaling out ICT based decision support systems
- Integrating gender and social inclusion in evaluation and scaling out CSA practices, technologies and services
- Engagement, partnership and capacity building for scaling out CSA practices, technologies, services and CSV approach
This project aims to strengthen gender and youth capacity for climate risk management through their involvement in project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) process and several capacity building training. This project focuses on identification of gender friendly CSA technologies and mechanism to scaling out through existing and new adaptation policies/plans.
The project is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and is implemented in collaboration with the - International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), WorldFish, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD).
For more information, please contact Project Leader Pramod Aggarwal (CIMMYT-CCAFS) at email@example.com.