Shaping equitable climate change policies for resilient food systems across Central America and the Caribbean

Project description

This CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) project works closely with countries and regional bodies in Central America to improve decision making processes, policy design and implementation to support more resilient food systems for improved food security and nutrition in the context of progressive climate change. We take stock of existing policies and regulations to understand barriers and success factors in order to inform more appropriate policy mixes to address the complex, cross-sectoral agenda of climate change, food security and nutrition. Through the development and analysis of exploratory scenarios and foresight, including on gender-related issues, and the modelling of possible impacts under climate change, we support the formulation of improved or new policies, decision making processes and governance structures at national and regional levels. By 2020 we will have contributed to an equitable and enabling institutional and policy environment for sustainable food systems under progressive climate change.

The project consists of four main components including policy mix analysis, explorative scenarios development, and modelling of food and nutrition futures in parallel to demand-driven policy engagement and gender analysis. The project will be aligned to an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded project "A Common Journey" led by CIAT on climate policy analysis and capacity building across C4 countries and other field-based projects where implementation of policies can be showcased. Concrete links with the policy analysis component of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) will be established.

Project Deliverables

  • Experience of policy engagement in Colombia

  • Analitical framework for policy mix analysis for CC and SAN in a gender and sustainable food system perspective

  • Metodological design and implementation of scenarios building

  • Participatory Scenarios building in Honduras

  • Diversification and intensification of agricultural adaptation from global to local scales

  • Risk perception and decision-making: do farmers consider risks from climate change?

  • Gender inclusion in agricultural, climate change, food security policy documents in Honduras and Guatemala

  • Innovation platforms for Climate Smart Agriculture in Honduras

  • Policy and program mapping regarding agriculture, CC and SAN at regional level (Centro America)

  • Methodological Guide to Co-design Climate-smart Options with Family Farmers

  • Review of network analysis and modelling approaches linking network and CC and SAN performance issues

  • model prototype for ex ante simulation

  • Public, private and donors funding analysis for climate change and food security in agriculture (Honduras)

  • Exchange with stakeholders involved in policy for agriculture and climate change in centro american countries

  • Facilitating Change for Climate-Smart Agriculture through Science-Policy Engagement

  • Climate change and food and nutrition security policy mix in agriculture, a comparison betweeen Honduras and Colombia

  • Future Scenarios for Agriculture and Food Security in El Salvador in 2050: Policy note

  • Future Scenarios for Agriculture and Food Security in Guatemala to 2050: Policy note

  • Future Scenarios for Agriculture and Food Security in Nicaragua to 2050: Policy note

  • Metodological proposal for climate change vulnerability assessment and priorization of adaptation measures to formulate climate change adaptation municipal plans

  • Final Report: Analysis of Financing for Climate Change and Food Security in Honduras

  • Evaluation of the participatory scenario building methods adjustements based on Centro American experiences

  • GeoFarmer: A monitoring and feedback system for agricultural development projects

  • Vulnerability of municipalities of dry coridor region of Honduras to climate change

  • Disaster risk management or adaptation to climate change; How to deal climate issue in Colombia? Analysis agenda setting of climate policies elaboration .

  • Socioeconomical and institutional data base for policy simulation in Climate change context

  • The livestock sector in Colombia: toward a program to facilitate large-scale adoption of mitigation and adaptation practices

  • Comparative dynamics of integration of climate change issue in policies for agricultural sector in Latin America and Caribe

  • Gender integration in climate change, agriculture and food security policy in Guatemala

  • Co-designing climate-smart farming systems with local stakeholders: A methodological framework for achieving large-scale change

  • Transforming food systems under a changing climate in Latin America: A climate policy review

  • Adaptation capacity to climate change of clusters of municipalities in the dry corredor of Honduras

  • Public policies and rural development in Latin America: Assessment and Perspectives

  • Mainstreaming Climate Smart Agriculture into a regional policy in a fast-track formulation process: lessons from the Centro American Region

  • Workshop to strengthen the capacity of national actors for the formulation and implementation of projects and programmes in climate-adapted sustainable agriculture with a gender perspective

  • Practicioner Guide for Gender Inclusion in Policy and Program conducive to Climate Smart Agriculture

  • Analysis from agenda setting and traveling model perspectives of the elaboration of climate policies in Colombia

  • Future scenarios for agriculture and food security in 2050, El Salvador

  • Scenarios for agriculture, and food and nutritional security 2050 (Guatemala)

  • Creation and analysis of future scenarios for agriculture, food security and livelihoods in the Dry Corridor of Honduras

  • Simulation of socioconomical scenarios in climate change context in Honduras

  • Scenarios process for appropriate and effective modes of anticipatory climate governance

  • Future socio-economic scenarios for agriculture and food and nutritional security in Nicaragua in 2050

  • Experience of the design of municipal plans of climate change adaptation of Honduras

  • Future Scenarios for Agriculture and Food and Nutritional Security in 2050 in the Dry Corridor of Honduras- Policy Note

  • Lessons learned from participatory scenario building in Central America

  • Unpacking the policy mix of adaptation to climate change in Brazil’s semiarid region: enabling instruments and coordination mechanisms

  • Guideline for gender in policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for Honduras

  • Gender integration assement and bottelneck in agriculture CC and SAN policy mix in Honduras

  • Step-by-step process to mainstream gender in climate-smart agricultural initiatives in Guatemala

  • Science-Policy Engagement and Climate Change: Experiences and Lessons Learned for Sustainable Food Systems in Latin America

  • Policies toward climate smart agriculture in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala y Salvador

  • Espacio H, an Information platform for support to municipal and territorial policy to face climate challenge