Project description

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:


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).

Further information

For more information, please contact Project Leader Pramod Aggarwal (CIMMYT-CCAFS) at