Tools, maps, models and data

More data, models and tools are housed at the CIAT-GCM page.

Climate-Smart Agriculture Plan: A guide to scaling CSA

CSA-Plan is a guide for CSA planning, programming and implementation. Sitting within each component of CSA-Plan are information, tools, and approaches to enable action. Engagement and capacity building are key crosscutting elements of CSA-Plan. CSA-Plan can be applied across levels of decision making. It allows for exchange of information between levels to maximize alignment and integration of information and planning. Developed in cooperation with World Agroforestry Centre and CIAT.

Terra-i: An eye on habitat change

Deforestation can lead to widespread loss of biodiversity and also impacts the ecosystem services that foster a stable climate and secure freshwater supplies. In many parts of the world the scale and pattern of deforestation is infrequently and inconsistently monitored and this makes management of land-cover change very difficult. Terra-i – available open source and free-of-charge – detects land-cover changes resulting from human activities in near real-time, producing updates every 16 days. Developed in cooperation with CIAT.

The climate-smart agriculture implementer

The rapid pace of climate change, and its impact on global food security, means a greater sense of urgency needs to be applied to putting adaptation and mitigation measures in place. Scientific experts and farmers in Asia face a communication gap which prevents the sustainable scaling out and adoption of climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices. The CSA Implementer is a mobile phone application which uses crowdsourcing to bridge the communication gap between farmers and experts with the aim of fast-tracking CSA adoption. Developed in cooperation with CIAT.

The 5Q approach

Reducing hunger and poverty requires effective strategies but many traditional monitoring and evaluation methods are costly, complicated, rigid, slow, and do not include the opinions of the project beneficiaries. The 5Q approach is simple, adaptable, responsive, effective, and better integrates stakeholders. Project beneficiaries can proactively participate in programs for greater livelihood, health, and environmental gains. Developed in cooperation with CIAT.

CCAFS-MOT: a mitigation options tool for agriculture

The CCAFS-Mitigation Options Tool estimates greenhouse gas emissions from different land uses and considers mitigation practices that are compatible with food production to inform agricultural and climate change decisions.

IMPACTLite Tool

The IMPACTLite tool helps capture the diversity of farming activities and characterize the main agricultural production systems.

The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool

The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool provides ex-ante estimates of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programs and policies on the carbon-balance.

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