CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE (CSA) • AGRICULTURAL RISK MANAGEMENT • ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION SUPPORT
Principal Scientist and Team Leader, CIAT, Decision & Policy Analysis Program, Africa Region
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“If the sustainable development goals for food and agriculture production in Africa are to be met before 2030, we need to speed up. To fund this development it is clear that public sector money will not be enough. Private sector investment has to help spark the transition to a climate-smart agricultural sector in Africa.”
Evan’s work centers around agricultural risk management, climate-smart agriculture (CSA), agricultural investment planning, sustainable agricultural intensification environmental decision support, and water resources management. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Girvetz works on these issues globally through innovative partnerships with the key partners, including the World Bank, African Development Bank, USAID, the African Union, government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. He leads CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area in Africa and co-leads the CIAT Global Strategic Initiative on Agricultural Risk Management. Girvetz earned a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis. Before joining CIAT-Kenya in 2012, he held a position as a Senior Scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s Global Climate Change Program.
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.