CCAFS achieved several far-reaching outcomes during 2013. These outcomes are helping to put climate-smart agriculture at the heart of farming practice and policy right across the globe, and are important milestones in the programme’s work.
Achieving climate-smart agriculture means bridging the gap between research and policy. For this reason, engaging with policy makers is an important part of the CCAFS approach. In 2013, CCAFS worked closely with government departments to inform the development of agriculture and climate change policy.
To effectively combat and cope with the effects of climate change, farmers and researchers must be able to access appropriate technologies and training. CCAFS has therefore been working to enhance capacity in both agricultural practice and research.
Climate change is a cross-cutting issue. Reflecting this, CCAFS works with a wide range of partners including governments, private companies and farmer networks. In 2013, CCAFS established and maintained innovative partnerships that transform climate change research into real-world initiatives.
CCAFS tries to be at the cutting edge of climate-change science. But, more than that, the programme collaborates with research organizations across the globe to ensure that its science is as well informed and inclusive as possible. In 2013, CCAFS announced several collaborative achievements.
Good communication is the key to getting across the message of climate change, and influencing agricultural policy and practice to deal with climate change. An analysis of likely impact pathways helps researchers and communicators select the right medium and tailor messages to reach the right people. As such, CCAFS has embraced all forms of communication, from policy forums to radio jingles and text messaging.