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Climate Change, Agriculture and Food
Security Program: activities & outputs
Sonja Vermeulen
Head of Research
Vane...
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Outline
• What is CCAFS and how does it operate?
• We work on climate-smart agriculture – what is that?
• What an...
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CCAFS is a global
research partnership of
over 500 organisations
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Independent Science Panel
Management Team
CCAFS is publicly funded,
and stakeholders set the
priorities
Partners ...
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1. Identify and develop pro-poor
adaptation and mitigation
practices, technologies and
policies for agriculture a...
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Food
security
Adaptation Environmental
footprint
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US Malawi
GHG CO2-eq tonne per
capita
What is “c...
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http://www.climatesmartagriculture.org
FAO (2010). CSA is ‘agriculture that
sustainably increases
productivity, r...
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CCAFS tackles multiple
“climate-smart” themes
Climate & impact models
Future farming regions
New farming systems
...
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80% of research happens
in five regions
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CCAFS pathways to impact
Demand-driven
products
Working directly with farmers, policy makers,
development agenci...
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Tour of CCAFS website,
resources & tools
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Live blogs from Rio+20
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Get our latest research
@cgiarclimate
/cgiarclimate
ccafs.cgiar.org/feeds
ccafs.cgiar.org
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The Analogue tool
http://analogues.ciat.cgiar.org/climate/
(NB this is a new version of the platform,
currently ...
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The Ag Trials database
http://www.agtrials.org
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The Case Maps tool
http://www.ifpri.org/climatechange/
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CCAFS Regional Agricultural
Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT)
CRAFT is a flexible, adaptable, accessible software plat...
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ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts
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Food system emissions
Food system emissions—from production to consumption—contribute 9,800 to
16,900 million me...
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Agricultural mitigation potential
The mitigation potential of a suite of agricultural practices that reduce emis...
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Get our latest research
@cgiarclimate
/cgiarclimate
ccafs.cgiar.org/feeds
ccafs.cgiar.org
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Key links
• CCAFS homepage http://ccafs.cgiar.org
• Big Facts http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts
• Blog http://ccaf...
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Presentation by Sonja Vermeulen, Head of Research and Vanessa Meadu, Communications and Knowledge Manager, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Delivered to private sector representatives in London on 11 July 2013.

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  • So, we have to respond to three grand challenges.A key focus of CCAFS is understanding the synergies and trade-offs amongst the three outcomes that we need, working from plot to global levelsIn many cases we are looking for technologies that satisfy all three objectives.In other cases we may take a landscape approach, whereby intensified systems in one part of the landscape focus on food security and adaptation, while in another part of the landscape forests and grasslands are conserved.And in other situations we may only focus on food security and adaptation (e.g. in countries where the GHG emissions are exceptionally low). But even here I think we can do development better by attention to, e.g. nutrient use efficiency, that can reduce costs to farmers and reduce GHGs.
  • These are all the regions of the world where we work. And in each region we have sites where we do the detailed work – shown by the green dots (we still have to select sites in LAM and SEA)Although all the regional program leaders work for different centres, we do not have to follow the mandate of our centres – we must support work for crops, livestock, fish, policies, water, forests – whichever makes sense for climate change adaptation and mitigation.This shows the new way of working in the CGIAR – as you probably know the CGIAR has undergone a radical reform in the past few years.(At least for some elements of the CGIAR the reform is radical)
  • What does our website aim to do- be the 'go to' place for research on these topics- allow you to gain insights from throughout the research process: lots of information and analysis from the field and from ongoing research- share stories and perspectives from the farmers- show how innovative research partnerships work in action
  • What does our website aim to do- be the 'go to' place for research on these topics- allow you to gain insights from throughout the research process: lots of information and analysis from the field and from ongoing research- share stories and perspectives from the farmers- show how innovative research partnerships work in action
  • Research HighlightsWhat: this is where we share our most important findings. We regularly highlight new journal articles, tools, and other peer-reviewed research, linking to any media coverage and views from our scientists.
  • You can also browse these by our research themes and regions for a more granular view
  • Theme and region pages highlight some of our most important activities or projects, research outputs and publications and stories from our blog about ongoing research
  • You can also find out who we’re working with on various topics and in different regions, see upcoming events, meet the key researchers involved and view videos and photos
  • What does our website aim to do- be the 'go to' place for research on these topics- allow you to gain insights from throughout the research process: lots of information and analysis from the field and from ongoing research- share stories and perspectives from the farmers- show how innovative research partnerships work in action
  • If you visit our news blog you’ll find a range of story types such as reports from the field, and opinion pieces. We often report live from major global events, for example last year we were at the Rio+20 conference covering sustainable smallholder agriculture
  • AgClim Letters is a regular feature by Sonja, where she discusses a new piece of research and its implications for research, policy and farmers. Sonja do you want to add something?
  • The analysis also comes as an email bulletin; we have over 5000 subscribers
  • What does our website aim to do- be the 'go to' place for research on these topics- allow you to gain insights from throughout the research process: lots of information and analysis from the field and from ongoing research- share stories and perspectives from the farmers- show how innovative research partnerships work in action
  • If you have a specific topic of interest, for example insurance, you can run a search
  • What does our website aim to do- be the 'go to' place for research on these topics- allow you to gain insights from throughout the research process: lots of information and analysis from the field and from ongoing research- share stories and perspectives from the farmers- show how innovative research partnerships work in action
  • We have just launched our library of research outputs which is completely open access and includes research publications from the program’s early days in 2010. it is continually updated with publications from across the program’s partners
  • There are different ways to get our latest research
  • What does our website aim to do- be the 'go to' place for research on these topics- allow you to gain insights from throughout the research process: lots of information and analysis from the field and from ongoing research- share stories and perspectives from the farmers- show how innovative research partnerships work in action
  • We launched this site in December last year to house the most current “Big Facts” about climate change, agriculture and food security. Each fact is authoritatively researched and presented with source materials, photos and illustrations. It's a prototype, will be followed by much more detailed, interconnected, regionally disaggregated website
  • There are different ways to get our latest research
  • Climate change, agriculture and food security: overview and key tools

    1. 1. 1 Led by Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program: activities & outputs Sonja Vermeulen Head of Research Vanessa Meadu Communications Manager 11 July 2013
    2. 2. 2 Led by Outline • What is CCAFS and how does it operate? • We work on climate-smart agriculture – what is that? • What and where are our key activities? • What outputs, tools and resources do we offer?
    3. 3. 3 Led by CCAFS is a global research partnership of over 500 organisations
    4. 4. 4 Led by Independent Science Panel Management Team CCAFS is publicly funded, and stakeholders set the priorities Partners and stakeholders at all levels Public goods CGIAR fund council CCAFS 2012 budget = US$ 70 million
    5. 5. 5 Led by 1. Identify and develop pro-poor adaptation and mitigation practices, technologies and policies for agriculture and food systems. 2. Support the inclusion of agricultural issues in climate change policies, and of climate issues in agricultural policies, at all levels. CCAFS objectives 2011-2020
    6. 6. 6 Led by Food security Adaptation Environmental footprint 0 5 10 15 20 25 US Malawi GHG CO2-eq tonne per capita What is “climate-smart agriculture”?
    7. 7. 7 Led by http://www.climatesmartagriculture.org FAO (2010). CSA is ‘agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, resilience (adaptation), reduces/removes GHGs (mitigation), and enhances achievement of national food security and development goals.’ Practical information on CSA practices
    8. 8. 8 Led by CCAFS tackles multiple “climate-smart” themes Climate & impact models Future farming regions New farming systems Public policy Seasonal forecasts Diversification Early warning systems Weather insurance Low-carbon development pathways Solutions for mitigation in smallholder systems
    9. 9. 9 Led by 80% of research happens in five regions
    10. 10. 10 Led by CCAFS pathways to impact Demand-driven products Working directly with farmers, policy makers, development agencies, NGOs and companies Events and media
    11. 11. 11 Led by Tour of CCAFS website, resources & tools
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    25. 25. 26 Led by Get our latest research @cgiarclimate /cgiarclimate ccafs.cgiar.org/feeds ccafs.cgiar.org
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    28. 28. 29 Led by The Analogue tool http://analogues.ciat.cgiar.org/climate/ (NB this is a new version of the platform, currently under development)
    29. 29. 30 Led by The Ag Trials database http://www.agtrials.org
    30. 30. 31 Led by The Case Maps tool http://www.ifpri.org/climatechange/
    31. 31. 32 Led by CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) CRAFT is a flexible, adaptable, accessible software platform to support within-season forecasting of crop production, which also provides risk analysis and climate change impact studies and presents timely information to policy makers. It provides support for: • Spatial input data & spatial crop simulations • Integration of seasonal climate forecasts • Probabilistic analysis of forecast uncertainty • Calibration of model predictions from historic agricultural statistics • Analysis and visualisation • Software design completed May 2013 • Expect release later this year for rice, wheat, maize Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka
    32. 32. 33 Led by ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts
    33. 33. 34 Led by Food system emissions Food system emissions—from production to consumption—contribute 9,800 to 16,900 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) per year, or 19 to 29 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. Vermeulen et al., 2012 4,382.5 MtCO2e/year 6,111 MtCO2e/year 560 MtCO2e/year 1,534 MtCO2e/year Indirect emissions (deforestation) Direct emissions Preproduction Postproduction 35% 49% 4% 12% PERCENT AND AMOUNT OF FOOD SYSTEM EMISSIONS Data from Vermeulen et al. 2012; US- EPA, 2011; and Blaser and Robledo, 2007
    34. 34. 35 Led by Agricultural mitigation potential The mitigation potential of a suite of agricultural practices that reduce emissions associated with farming and increase carbon storage is estimated to be 1,500 to 1,600 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) per year at a carbon price of USD 20 per tCO2e. The mitigation potential through land use change is estimated to be a further 1,550 MtCO2e per year. Smith et al., 2008 Restore degraded lands ~135 MtCO2e/year Grazing land management ~160 MtCO2e/year Restore cultivated soils ~248 MtCO2e/year Rice management ~168 MtCO2e/year Setaside, land use change, and agroforestry ~7 MtCO2e/year Livestock management ~127 MtCO2e/year Manure management ~8 MtCO2e/year Cropland management ~767 MtCO2e/year
    35. 35. 36 Led by Get our latest research @cgiarclimate /cgiarclimate ccafs.cgiar.org/feeds ccafs.cgiar.org
    36. 36. 37 Led by Key links • CCAFS homepage http://ccafs.cgiar.org • Big Facts http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts • Blog http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog • Publications http://ccafs.cgiar.org/publications • Tools, maps, models, data http://ccafs.cgiar.org/tools • AgClim Letters science- policy bulletin http://ccafs.cgiar.org/resources/agclim-letters-policy-bulletin • Climate Analogues tool http://analogues.ciat.cgiar.org/climate • Agricultural Trials Database http://www.agtrials.org • Climate Change Case maps http://www.ifpri.org/climatechange

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