CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

https://ccafs.cgiar.org/

Publications

Reducing the gender gap in Ethiopian farming households can enhance climate change adaptation by female-headed households by almost 19%.

News

There is no universal model for successfully delivering climate-smart agriculture. But the AICCRA experience in Ethiopia shows how engaging changemakers can reveal effective, inclusive, and localized ways to make farming communities more resilient to climate change.

Publications

Multiple studies show conventional farming practices degrade soils, deplete aquifers and feed rampant greenhouse gas emissions.

News

Documentary features CIMMYT and Alliance scientists contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Features

At global climate summit, CIMMYT scientists share adaptation and mitigation solutions for farmers, and call for increased funding for agricultural research.

Press releases

Farmers could save costs and contribute to climate mitigation by adopting easy-to-access farming methods like better nitrogen management, intermittent irrigation, and strip tillage, study shows.

Features

A new study identifies global emissions and mitigation hotspots ripe for more efficient nitrogen use in maize and wheat production.

Press releases

A new meta-study confirms that nitrous oxide emissions can be reduced by boosting nitrogen productivity, crop yield and use of “4Rs.”

News

CIMMYT partnered with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)-EA, and Fana Broadcasting Corporate to deliver seasonal and operational agroclimate and COVID-19 advisories for farmers to support farm decisions.

News

New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.

News

New research shows that a portfolio of crop management practices can boost productivity while minimizing harm to the environment.

News

New compendium analyzes existing pilot initiatives across different agro-climatic zones in India.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

How gender research supports rural women during times of crisis.

Innovations
News

Study shows how the Crop-loss Assessment Monitor could help improve loss assessment and make crop insurance more efficient.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
News

A strategic research framework for crop improvement integrates genomics, systems biology, physiology and crop modelling approaches.