CIAT’s Evan Girvetz speaks at the launch of the Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan Series at the United Nations’ annual climate change conference in Madrid on December 5, 2019. The session was hosted by the World Bank Group at the event, known as the Conference of the Parties, or COP25.

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CIAT’s Steven Prager speaks about plausible future scenarios for agriculture and the climate in Latin America at the United Nations’ annual climate change conference in Madrid on December 5, 2019. The session was hosted at the Inter-American Development Bank’s pavilion at the event, known as the Conference of the Parties, or COP25.

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Researchers from the Alliance between Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Research

are participating at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. They will participate in a variety of negotiations and side events related to the Alliance’s research-for-climate action agenda. Return to this page for daily updates on their activities.

Armer-led committees reduce climate risk for a half-million producers across Latin America

Peru, Paraguay, and Mexico will join six other countries in Latin America by forming Local Technical Agroclimatic Committees (LTACs). These reduce climate risk in the agricultural sector and increase the resilience of farmers against climate variability.

Agriculture, land use and climate change: how CIAT’s experts contribute to the IPCC

Changing environmental factors influence global food system sustainability, a new global study shows

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Agriculture, land use and climate change: how CIAT’s experts contribute to the IPCC

A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. The study goes beyond usual questions of productivity and nutrition, and includes economic and social variables

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Dramatic rainfall changes for key crops expected even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions

By 2040, rainfall on wheat, soybean, rice and maize will have changed, even if Paris Agreement emissions targets are met. Projections show parts of Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia will be drier, while the tropics and north will be wetter.

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Science is not negotiable: Reflections from the UN climate talks in Bonn

To achieve the SDGs, we need science-based actions to catalyze a transformation in food systems.

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OUR FOCUS

OUR EXPERTS

Climate Smart Agriculture

Sustainable Food Systems

JUAN LUCAS RESTREPO

CEO-Designate │ Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

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Forages and Livestock

Local Technical Agroclimatic Committees

DEISSY MARTÍNEZ

Research scientist │ CCAFS

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Modeling

Climate Smart Villages

LOUIS VERCHOT

Research scientist │ CIAT

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STEVE DEAN PRAGER

Pricipal Scientst for Integrated Modeling and Strategic Foresight, Decision and Policy Analysis, CIAT

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Agriculture, land use and climate change: how CIAT’s experts contribute to the IPCC

Scientists from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) are authors on recent and upcoming reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Need a quick win on the climate? Put energy into agriculture, forests and land use

Decarbonizing our economies will again be front and center during negotiations at the annual United Nations’ climate conference, which is being held the first to weeks of December in Madrid. But if you only focus on fossil fuels, you’re missing one big piece of the climate story.

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MORE ABOUT OUR CLIMATE WORK

Prediction Models for Better Decisions

We help make better decisions in agriculture using innovative and cutting-edge methods and tools in modeling science, with a focus on…

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Putting Climate Information in the Hands of Farmers

Oftentimes, we rely on what our local meteorologists tells usabout the weather for any given day or the climate for the next few months. But…

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Terra-i user manual for monitoring land-cover changes is now available

Terra-i, a project by CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) and Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) research areas…

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ABOUT US

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.

The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

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Sean Mattson – s.mattson@cgiar.org

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