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Tools, maps, models and data

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

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.


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.

Data Management Support Pack

Welcome to the CCAFS-CIAT Data Management Support Pack. This pack is designed to help you produce high quality, reusable and open data from your research activities. It consists of documents, templates and videos covering the different aspects of data management and ranging from the overarching concepts and strategies through to the day-to-day activities. For each of the videos in the pack we have included a transcript of the narrative. The Data Management Support Pack was created to support the implementation of the CCAFS Data Management strategy.