CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

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Name of initiative Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
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NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2011
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Secretariat Wageningen University & Research, Lumen building, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands, e-mail:
Organisational structure Led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CCAFS is a collaboration among all 15 CGIAR research centers and coordinates with the other CGIAR research programs. Learn more about our people.

All CGIAR centers have a stake in CCAFS, and numerous Centers have considerable climate change expertise and activities. In addition, there is an on-going commitment to a major international partner (Future Earth). Learn more about program governance and management.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation CCAFS
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Denmark


Description CCAFS is a research initiative of the CGIAR (a global agriculture research partnership) and Future Earth (a research initiative for sustainability). CCAFS joins together the world's best researchers to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between agriculture and climate change and to address agriculture in the context of climate variability, climate change and uncertainty about future climate conditions.
Objectives The over-arching objectives of CCAFS are: (1) To identify and test pro-poor adaptation and mitigation practices, technologies and policies for food systems, adaptive capacity and rural livelihoods; and (2) To provide diagnosis and analysis that will ensure cost effective investments, the inclusion of agriculture in climate change policies, and the inclusion of climate issues in agricultural policies, from the sub-national to the global level in a way that brings benefits to the rural poor.
Activities Three place-based Themes will identify and test (through adaptive research) technologies, practices and policies, and will enhance capacity, to decrease the vulnerability of rural communities to a variable and changing climate: Theme 1 Adaptation to Progressive

Climate Change; Theme 2 Adaptation through Managing Climate Risk; and Theme 3 Pro-poor Climate Change Mitigation. Theme 4 Integration for Decision Making provides a framework for the whole of CCAFS, ensures effective engagement with rural communities and institutional and policy stakeholders, grounds CCAFS in the policy context, and provides, through a demand-driven process, downscaled analyses and tools for future climates.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Participants Number Names
Members 700  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 700
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Not only have national states as participators