Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers- Research Highlights

  • Desarrollando una nueva teoría de escalamiento
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    ¿Cómo podemos estimular la adopción de prácticas, tecnologías e información sobre la Agricultura Sostenible Adaptada al Clima (ASAC) para apoyar una transición hacia una agricultura más sostenible bajo las nuevas realidades del cambio climático? Científicos del Programa de Investigación de CGIAR en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS) han… Read more »
  • Developing a more coherent theory of scaling
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    How can we stimulate the adoption of practices, technologies and information on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) to support a transition to a more sustainable agriculture under the new realities of climate change? Read the working paper here. Researchers of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) have… Read more »
  • Participación: clave para la creación de nuevos sistemas agrícolas
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    Con los desafíos que ha traído el cambio climático a la agricultura, la Agricultura Sostenible Adaptada al Clima (ASAC) como posible solución, se ha visto en la necesidad de construir sistemas agrícolas innovadores para favorecer las sinergias entre adaptación, mitigación y un crecimiento sostenible de la productividad. Lee el artículo… Read more »
  • Participation: key to the creation of new farming systems
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    With the challenges that climate change has brought to agriculture, climate-smart agriculture (CSA)—a possible solution—has seen the need to build innovative farming systems favoring synergies between adaptation, mitigation and sustainable increase in productivity.  Read the article here. Building spaces that promote interaction among farmers and the actors that support farming… Read more »
  • Re-assessing the impact assessment of global climate change
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    Read any daily newspaper or follow any news channels, you will surely stumble upon a piece on emerging technology. Each passing day, millennials are being exposed to new innovations, from Elon Musks’ Space X, or machine-learning tools based in the cloud, fostering Artificial Intelligence (AI). As a major factor behind rapid… Read more »
  • Will climate change make us go hungry by 2050?
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    May it be a lawsuit filed by 21 young plaintiffs against the United States or the call for a Green New Deal, masses are demanding for concrete action to curb climate change. The world is rallying together for climate action, from school strikes to public awareness campaigns. In the recently released… Read more »
  • How will climate change impact rangelands in the next few decades?
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    There is considerable uncertainty regarding the effects of climate change on rangelands, not only because of uncertainty in future climate projections but also because of limitations to current knowledge of some of the key interactions between climatic, atmospheric and biological variables.  Possible future system changes We undertook a tentative analysis… Read more »
  • Une demande de maïs 4 X supérieure face à la productivité en Afrique. Quelles implications pour le développement sobre en émissions?
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    Lisez l'article (en anglais). Une étude ménée au Burkina Faso, au Ghana, au Mali et au Nigeria (Afrique de l’Ouest), ainsi qu'en Éthiopie, au Kenya, en Tanzanie, en Ouganda et en Zambie (Afrique de l’Est) démontre que la production moyenne de 1,7 t / ha de maïs en 2010 atteindra… Read more »
  • Policies of hope: Promoting climate resilient technologies
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    Lush green farms of paddy or wheat, although a much-desired scenery for an agrarian economy like India, are one of the prime causes of increased vulnerability in the agricultural sector. This irony arises from their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which in turn increases the likelihood of warming temperature, changing rainfall… Read more »
  • Trees in Latin American silvopastoral systems are a powerful mitigation resource
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    Silvopastoral systems are land-use practices in which trees are integrated into livestock production. Their potential for carbon sequestration has long been recognized in principle, but much neglected in practice. A recent report by 31 leading Latin American specialists in silvopastoral systems and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)… Read more »