Millions of farmers around the world practice climate-smart agriculture
To tackle the ‘wicked’ challenges of climate change, food insecurity and reducing emissions, we need simple and clever solutions that build on farmers’ knowledge, and suit the local context. Solutions need to be adopted by millions of farmers if we want to make a lasting impact.
A recent set of case studies shows how partners working in the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are helping millions of people improve their food security, resilience to climate change, and economic livelihoods. One of the keys to achieving these results is developing science in collaboration with change-makers who can use new knowledge, tools and approaches. A further strategy is targeting efforts at several levels, from working directly with farmers, to informing investors and the private sector, and supporting policy makers. That’s true research-for-development. Read more
Blog by Vanessa Meadu, CCAFS