CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

cgiar-ccafs-thumbThe CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, by exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate.

Program Contact: Pramod Aggarwal


Latest news from the program:

  • How the CCAFS legacy lives on December 16, 2021
    Ambitious CGIAR reforms put climate action at the heart of its new strategy and initiatives Our global food 'system'—that is, the production, processing, transportation, consumption and (too often) the waste and loss of all food—accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions.   These emissions are second only to heavy industry in terms of t […]
  • AgLEDx: A new CCAFS resource for understanding low-emissions development in agriculture December 14, 2021
    So what is low-emissions development? And what does it have to do with agriculture? New AgLED Resource Platform has the answers Global food systems contribute about one-third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and agriculture accounts for over half of these emissions and is expected to nearly double by 2050. Research has shown emissions reductions in […]
  • Evaluating bean crop management through the Olopa TeSAC December 13, 2021
    A participatory research experience with farmers in the dry corridor of Guatemala Guatemala is one of the most susceptible countries in Central America to climate variation. Seven of its twenty-two departments are located in Central America’s dry corridor, where heat waves have behaved irregularly in recent years; either going on for longer than usual or cha […]
  • Nigeria to industrialize frugal tech innovation December 9, 2021
    Variability in climate makes agriculture risky. In the tropics, this mostly relates to variability in rainfall. To address this, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recommends a minimum of 1 precipitation recording station per 5,750 km2. Nigeria, which is home to 220 million people, meets this recommendation with 176 functioning weather stations. Yet […]
  • Evaluating the transparency, accuracy, completeness, comparability and consistency of GHG inventories in national communications to the UNFCCC December 6, 2021
    A review of countries’ most recent official agricultural greenhouse gas inventories shows large data gaps for developing countries and inconsistency in methodology amongst countries. Access the data on each countries’ agriculture and land-use emissions and removals below. Download the database here Countries party to the United Nations Framework Convention o […]