The CCAFS Knowledge and Data Sharing team helps to establish processes for the capture and sharing of knowledge and information generated by the program, working closely with CCAFS partners and researchers worldwide. Coordinate multilateral collaboration with CCAFS data management focal points and the broader CGIAR community of scientific data management professionals.

The team Interacts with scientists in the CGIAR and with national research partners to support and mentor them on issues related to open access and data management; support production and curation of high-quality reusable databases and datasets suitable for dissemination via CCAFS data portals. Actively participate in management dialog in CCAFS program management unit, offering strategic advice on compliance with open access policy and standards. Lead the development of MARLO, Managing Agricultural Research for Learning and Outcomes, an online platform assisting multiple CRPs in strategic, results-based management, planning and reporting of research programs. 

CCAFS aims to providing a “one-stop-shop” for its information and data products generated and expects to attract data contributions from scientists working in related areas even if not directly funded by CCAFS. With development outcomes in mind, the program will increase accessibility, visibility and usability of scientific outputs by a global community. 

In accordance with the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management Policy (OADM), CCAFS is mandated to produce international public goods and ensure that they are open via FAIR data principles – that is, they are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable to enhance innovation, impact, and uptake. CCAFS has developed its Data Management Strategy (DMS) to enable the program to fulfil its obligations with respect to making information and data products supporting documentation from its research globally available.

Key contacts

David Abreu
Knowledge and
Data Sharing Manager
   Héctor Tobón
   Technical Manager   
   for Knowledge and   
   Data Sharing
  Sebastián Amariles
  Multimedia Designer


Margarita Ramirez
Information Officer
   Ángela García
   Data Manager