CCAFS: An Overview and Regional Engagement Strategy

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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

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

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