The Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) are launching a new collaborative research partnership focused on "Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)."
CCAFS has been jointly developed by the global environmental change research community (under the auspices of ESSP) and the CGIAR, and offers an unprecedented opportunity for GEC researchers to engage in collaborative work on this very important topic. The three regions that have been selected for initial research are the Indo-Gangetic Plain, Eastern Africa and Western Africa.
The goals of the program are to:
â€¢ Overcome critical gaps in knowledge of how to enhance - and manage the tradeoffs between - food security, livelihood and environmental goals in the face of a changing climate.
â€¢ Develop and evaluate options for adapting to a changing climate to inform agricultural development, food security policy and donor investment strategies.
â€¢ Assist farmers, policy makers, researchers and donors to continually monitor, assess and adjust their actions in response to a changing climateÂ (quoted from the ESSP CCAFS page)."
CCAF is currently seeking expressions of interest from global environmental change research community. To find out more about the program, please visit the ESSP CCAFS page. You may also register your interest by visiting that page or by direct link to the Google spreadsheets page for this activity.