The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will start its second phase in 2017, and Latin America is one of its five target regions for action. Taking advantage of CCAFS Director Bruce Campbell’s presence at CIAT headquarters, young researchers took the floor in a seminar, held on 17th November, for sharing key questions and challenging approaches learnt so far during CCAFS phase 1.
A spectacular theater play called “The glory of coffee” on the history of coffee in China was the highlight of the 26th International Conference on Coffee Science (ASIC 2016). Coffee+climate PostDoc Christian Bunn gave a keynote presentation on efficiently guiding forward-looking adaptation with a supply chain inclusive view.
A new decision-making toolkit is leading smallholder cocoa farmers, technicians and local organizations in Nicaragua through a learning journey on their farms, providing ways to plan interventions and track progress.
A new documentary about how climate change will affect both coffee producers in Colombia and consumers in the developed world will air on German television this weekend
New research shows that climate change is not only going to affect arabica coffee production, but also the taste of those prized beans
CIAT joined an interesting panel discussion on the position of the German Ministry for Cooperation on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). We pointed out that CSA does not mean to ignore alternative development objectives but a shift in development priorities.
CIAT’s researcher Christian Bunn traveled to Ivory Coast to gather support for our initiative to make the world’s largest cocoa producer climate smart.
Looking to share knowledge of environmentally friendly agricultural production technologies to increase the country’s farming systems’ resilience to climate change, CIAT researchers participated in the First International Congress on Agroecology in Managua, Nicaragua.
CIAT researcher tells Cocoa industry actors “This is climate change: it is not the weather that is bad, but your expectations. You are maladapted to the new reality. You are no longer sourcing or producing in the optimal regions or using suitable production systems” at the European Cocoa Forum held on 15 and 16 September 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia
The CIAT team will present nine research posters at the Tropentag 2016 conference in Vienna, Austria, themed: “Solidarity in a competing world – fair use of resources,” from September 18 – 21.
About Climate-Smart Agriculture
Agriculture accounts for over a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, in some countries even more. But as well as being a big contributor to climate change, agriculture can also be a major part of the solution. CIAT is helping shape a farming future that is cleaner, greener, more productive and more resilient.
Environmental Policy Specialist (Research Fellow).