Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers- Research Highlights

  • Showing the way to climate-smart agriculture around the world
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    Growing impacts of climate change on agricultural production poses major challenges for farmers’ food security and livelihoods. At the same time, to meet the global food demand by 2050, agricultural production must increase by 60%. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenges of agriculture and climate change by increasing productivity while enhancing... Read more »
  • Global carbon tax would increase undernourished by 80-300 million; alternative strategies protect food security
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    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture without compromising food security? Research published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters examines mitigation policy scenarios in the agriculture, forestry and land use sector that would help stabilize climate change to less than a 2 °C increase in global temperature and how they... Read more »
  • Report identifies high-yield, low-emission options for cereal systems in South Asia
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    Increasing food demand of a growing population and changing consumption patterns are likely to cause a 30% increase in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture by 2050. Asian and African countries will account for most of the increase. Already, India is the third largest GHG emitter in the world, and agriculture... Read more »
  • Comment les décideurs peuvent-ils anticiper sur les menaces du changement climatique sur la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'Ouest
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    La sécurité alimentaire est menacée dans certains endroits du monde. Ceci est dû, en partie, à une croissance démographique continue et au changement climatique. Le risque est d’autant plus accru en Afrique de l'Ouest qui fait face à une population en pleine croissance et à la vulnérabilité de la zone... Read more »
  • Honduras avanza con las Mesas Agroclimáticas Participativas
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    ¿Qué son la Mesas Agroclimáticas Participativas? Son una innovadora iniciativa que busca integrar actores del sector agropecuario a nivel regional y local con el objetivo de informar, especialmente a los pequeños y medianos productores, sobre los cambios esperados en el clima de su región; cómo estos pueden afectar sus cultivos y... Read more »
  • Honduras makes progress with Participatory Agroclimatic Committees
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    What are the Participatory Agroclimatic Committees? The term refers to an innovative initiative that aims to integrate actors from the agricultural sector at regional and local level in order to inform especially small and medium-size producers about climate change predictions in their region, how these might affect their crops and what... Read more »
  • Joint assessment in Vietnam to inform future climate-smart agriculture investments
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    Climate change is both a challenge and opportunity for communities in Southeast Asia, especially the smallholder farmers across the different countries. Sustainable development and resilience to changes in the climate need to be based on the introduction and adoption of innovative climate-smart agriculture (CSA) solutions at the appropriate scales. In Vietnam,... Read more »
  • El poder de las alianzas: aspectos destacados del informe anual de CCAFS
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    El poder de las alianzas - en ayudar a fomentar los resultados y contribuir a importantes resultados científicos - es el tema de nuestro informe anual de 2016 y una estrategia clave que seguirá potenciando a CCAFS en el futuro Bruce Campbell, Director de CCAFS Lea el reporte anual CCAFS 2016 (contenido disponible en... Read more »
  • Power of partnerships: CCAFS 2016 Annual Report highlights
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    The power of partnerships – in helping foster outcomes and contributing to important scientific outputs – is the theme of our 2016 annual report and a key strategy that will continue to inform CCAFS going forward."  Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS Read the CCAFS 2016 Annual report Impact through policies and partnerships In more than 20 countries,... Read more »
  • Agriculture intelligente face au climat: Etat des lieux au Sénégal
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    Le profil pays de l’AIC du Sénégal fournit une situation générale de l'agriculture intelligente face au climat dans le but d’initier des discussions, dans les pays ayant les mêmes réalités climatiques et agricoles. De quoi parle t-on? L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Alimentation et l'Agriculture (FAO) définit ainsi l'agriculture intelligente face au climat (AIC):... Read more »