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CCAFS: An Overview and Regional Engagement Strategy

CCAFS: An Overview and Regional Engagement Strategy



CCAFS workshop titled "Using Climate Scenarios and Analogues for Designing Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture," 19-23 September in Kathmandu, Nepal.

CCAFS workshop titled "Using Climate Scenarios and Analogues for Designing Adaptation Strategies in Agriculture," 19-23 September in Kathmandu, Nepal.



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    • CCAFS: An Overview and
      Regional Engagement Strategy
    • CCAFS: the partnership
      The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic collaboration between the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) andtheEarth System Science Partnership (ESSP).
    • CCAFS
      Identify and develop pro-poor adaptation and mitigation practices, technologies and policies for agriculture and food systems.
      Support the inclusion of agricultural issues in climate change policies, and of climate issues inagricultural policies, at all levels.
    • The CCAFS Framework:
      Research Themes, Outputs, and Impacts
      Adapting Agriculture to
      Climate Variability and Change
      Technologies, practices, partnerships and policies for:
      Adaptation to Progressive Climate Change
      Adaptation through Managing Climate Risk
      Pro-poor Climate Change Mitigation
      Improved Environmental Health
      Improved Rural Livelihoods
      Improved Food Security
      Trade-offs and Synergies
      4. Integration for Decision Making
      • Linking Knowledge with Action
      • Assembling Data and Tools for Analysis and Planning
      • Refining Frameworks for Policy Analysis
      Enhanced adaptive capacity
      in agricultural, natural resource management, and food systems
    • The Three CCAFS Focus Regions
      Indo-Gangetic Plains:
      Parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal
      West Africa:
      Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger
      East Africa:
      Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia
    • Regional Engagement Strategy
      To empower stakeholders by increased regional engagement with them and not to provide ready one-time solutions for adaptation/mitigation
    • Approach
      Participatory priority setting and benchmark site selection- Agenda setting workshops
      Effective regional partnerships for participatory action research at different scales
      Involvement of women and marginalized sectors of the society
      Capacity building of stakeholders
      Linkages with appropriate agencies for upscaling
      Communication to stakeholders
    • Expected outcomes
      • Enhanced agricultural adaptation plans at different scales
      • Better technology targeting for climate change resilience
      • Improved early warning systems
      • Enhanced social safety nets
      • Carbon management for improved soils and income
      Critical actors
      • National and regional policy-makers
      • Local governments
      • Farmers’ organizations
      • Met dept.
      • Industry bodies such as insurance, ICT, input suppliers
      • Civil Society
      • Capacity enhancement
      • Participatory action research for co-production, evaluation and dissemination
      • Farmer exchanges
      • Assessing regionally differentiated vulnerabilities and opportunities
      • Consequences of policy decisions
      •  A focus on women and marginalized sectors
      With whom ?
      • Farming communities
      • Village leaders
      • NGOs
      • NARES
      • Universities
      • CGIAR Centers
      • Regional and national policy makers
      Better adapted rural communities, with higher incomes and greater food security
      Regional Engagement for Integrated Agricultural Development: Generic Impact Pathway
      Key Outputs
      • Tools for diagnosis and vulnerability assessment
      • Portfolio of adaptation and mitigation technologies, practices and policies
      • New knowledge about the trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation
    • Priorities in IGP 2011-15: Focus area 1: Design and demonstration of community led climate-smart agriculture in benchmark CCAFS sites/villages
      Work with rural communities to provide science driven actions addressing overall goals of development
      PAR on risk management strategies (weather forecasting; insurance; food, forage, seed and water banks; adapted varieties; RCTs)
      Agro-forestry, mitigation potential of interventions
      Analogues to provide knowledge of adaptation options in other regions; farmer exchange
      Value-added ITKs
    • Priorities in IGP 2011-15: Focus area 2: Climate-smart agricultural plans at sub-regional/ national scale
      DSS/Toolkits for assessing the regionally differentiated vulnerabilities, and consequences of actions/inactions of policy decisions
      Climate analogues for PGR conservation/evaluation
      Climate forecasts and food security components
      Agriccontribution to GHGs, mitigation options, incentives
    • Priorities in IGP 2011-15: Focus area 3: Capacity building of stakeholders
      Farming communities
      Women’s self-help-groups
      Industry such as insurance related
      Local governments and leaders, especially women
      Advisors of national policy planners
    • Action Plan for Nepal for 2011
      Participatory action research and demonstration
      Survey of Indigenous traditional knowledge
      Gender studies
      GHG emissions and mitigation potential
      Capacity building in
      • Climate analogues
      • Downscaling climate scenarios
      • Vulnerability assessment
      South-south cooperation on:
      weather based agro-advisories
      Index insurance, e.g. rainfall
      Climate smart villages