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Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area – DAPA

Climate Change

Kick-starting food resilience in the Philippines

Treading carefully through a brown field in the mid-day heat, a smallholder farmer in the Philippines points to a recent batch of cassava. Although th Read more...

Policy influence as a pathway to impact

(Reposted from coffeelands.crs.org) Nearly a year ago, I published this reflection on the importance of public policy in shaping outcomes for coffee s Read more...

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Cocoa and Tomato for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago

Together with Scientists from the University of the West Indies (UWI), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) carried out an assessm Read more...

Story Maps – bringing data to life

A new storytelling format has caught the attention of CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area. The online tool Story Maps enables users to c Read more...

Bittersweet chocolate

The climate change impacts on cocoa production in Ghana Climate change will be bittersweet for cocoa in Ghana. It will be less affected than other pro Read more...

Traveling the world with crop wild relatives

  This story map about the Crop Wild Relatives (CRW) shows very generally a few of the taxa used for the Crop Wild Relatives project to adapt agr Read more...

Data for better understanding the changing climate

Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog. The CCAFS-Climate portal emerges at a time of growing need for high-resolution climate data to assess the impacts of Read more...

Community mapping in Vietnam: lessons learned

Written by: Nguyen Duy Nhiem and Pham Thi Mai Huong Edited by: Georgina Smith We recently deployed participatory GIS mapping in Vietnam, to monitor la Read more...

Successful launch of climate smart value chain project for coffee and cocoa in Peru

Climate change and climate variability are expected to have a significant impact on smallholder farming in the Peruvian coffee and cocoa sectors. As a Read more...

The bitter-sweet taste of Indonesia’s chocolate

An environmental disaster is unfolding in Asia. The “haze” plumes of smoke from Indonesia, where El Nino has stirred up more peatland fires, have sinc Read more...

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