Climate change vulnerability assessments and tools for planning adaptation actions were shared at a regional UNEP/IICA workshop. Researchers and policy makers from 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including CCAFS and CIAT, participated. The key lesson was that different political and geographic contexts call for different ‘recipes’ for vulnerability assessments, with relationships to government and end users being critical to creating actionable results.
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Intercambiando conocimientos sobre el análisis de vulnerabilidad en la Región América Latina y el CaribeMay 20th, 2013 | By Caitlin Corner-Dolloff
CIAT y CCAFS participan en un taller regional sobre la vulnerabilidad del cambio climático, organizado por el proyecto REGATTA PNUMA y el IICA, con el objetivo de compartir conocimientos sobre el desarrollo de las evaluaciones de la vulnerabilidad y las herramientas para ayudar a la selección de las medidas de adaptación para el fortalecimiento de la resilencia.
During the last days of February of this year, a training was carried out in the facilities of the Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute (IIAM) in Maputo-Mozambique, on the use of the ECOCROP model as a tool to evaluate crop suitability in both current and future climates. This Training was part of a collaborative effort between The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and IIAM on a project titled Managing climate related risks to improve livelihood resilience and adaptive capacity in agricultural ecosystems in Southern Mozambique.
Cross-posted from AgTrials Blog Researchers for the AgTrials and AgMIP projects met at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida last week to advance collaboration between the two initiatives. The CCAFS project AgTrials is a file repository and database on evaluation of agricultural technologies, especially varieties that have been tested in crop improvement programs. The
Working on Target Population of Environments (TPE) identification for Rice and Beans in Colombia and BrazilFeb 5th, 2013 | By Camilo Barrios
The development of the agricultural sector in recent years has been marked by great challenges due to new conditions and permanent changes in the global climate regime, challenges which present an imminent risk to food security for the most vulnerable. It is crucial to cooperate and work together across multiple countries and institutions to seek
Playing out transformative adaptation in CCAFS sites in East Africa: When, where, how and with whom?Dec 20th, 2012 | By Anton Eitzinger
During the month of November, CIAT researchers from Cali and Nairobi implemented participatory action research in 4 CCAFS sites in East Africa. The participatory research was part of a multi-disciplinary project that aims to combine data on inherent soil properties, as well as ecological and land degradation status of the sites (see Land Degradation Surveillance Framework
The vast “corn belt” of the Midwestern United States, the “amber waves” of wheat in India’s Punjab region, and the rice paddies of Southeast Asia – iconic landscapes that could disappear before too long.
During the days of July 23 to August 3 at CIAT, the Climate and Crop Modeling Group of the Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area (DAPA) conducted the workshop “Sharing experiences in modeling rice and beans”. It was attended by representatives from national and international organizations, such as the National Federation of Rice (FEDEARROZ –
This post was first published on 6 September 2012 on the CCAFS blog. Read the original post here. By Flora Mer The Climate Analogues tool is back, and showing its versatility once again. At the beginning of this year, Bioversity International showed an interest in using the tool, developed by CCAFS, within their newly launched
The position is internationally recruited and will be based at CIAT Headquarters in Palmira, Colombia. The data and information specialist will report to the research theme leaders (Andy Jarvis and Philip Thornton). The contract will be for a two-year period, renewable depending on performance. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of their staff contributes to excellence.