Climate Change - CIAT
  • About Climate Change

    About Climate Change

    Climate change is one of the most formidable challenges ever to face smallholder agriculture and the global food production system as a whole. As lead center for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), we’re working around the world to identify both the risks and the ways in which farming can adapt to climate change, while also reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
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    Climate Change Projects

    See the names of CIAT projects, together with brief descriptions, in particular research areas and regions of the developing world.
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  • Climate Change programs research

    CGIAR Research Programs – Climate Change

    CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR advances major research programs, which focus the work of the Consortium’s 15 member centers on key development aims. CIAT research on climate change contributes importantly to this global program.  

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Science to Cultivate Change

Tropical grasses: feed and plumber

The pastures that cattle graze also act as their “toilets”. This is because as cattle eat grass they periodically urinate and therefore randomly deposit urine on the soil surface.>
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“We are not alone”: Nicaragua’s rural youth tell their story

As global development objectives increasingly call for interdisciplinary action to respond to gender, policy, and community needs, CIAT through CCAFS and Humidtropics used Participatory Video with groups of Nicaraguan rural women and youth to promote inclusive agricultural research for development.>
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An ecosystems approach to the SDGs in Africa: why we need to listen to farmers

To address all the SDG’s, we’re going to need to think like farmers. That means taking a systems approach that includes all kinds of agro-ecological farm systems. This mantra echoed through all the sessions at the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference: Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa. Goals, 2, 5, 6,>
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An unlikely weapon against poverty and drought

As this recent study shows, keeping livestock can help farmers earn more money and put more food on the table, especially during unpredictable weather.>
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Publications


Van Warta, Justin; Grassini, Patricio; Yang, Haishun; Claessens, Lieven; Jarvis, Andrew; Cassmana, Kenneth G.. 2015. Creating long-term weather data from thin air for crop simulation modeling . Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 209-210: 49-58.


Mutimura, Mupenzi; Ebong, Cyprian; Rao, Idupulapati Madhusudana; Nsahlai, Ignatius Verla. 2015. Nutritional values of available ruminant feed resources in smallholder dairy farms in Rwanda . Tropical Animal Health and Production 7 p.


Ovalle Rivera, Oriana; Läderach, Peter; Bunn, Christian; Obersteiner, Michael; Schroth, Götz. 2015. Projected shifts in Coffea arabica suitability among major global producing regions due to climate change . PLoS One 10(4):e0124155.


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