Launch of CGIAR climate change research program featured in New Agriculturist

7 January, 2011 by (comments)

The latest edition of online development magazine New Agriculturist features an article on the launch of the new CIAT-led and CGIAR-wide climate change research program, or CCAFS.

NP Ghana 19 copy

The article focuses on the recent Two Degrees Up climate change photofilms, which highlight the impact of a two degree rise in temperature on small farmers in Colombia and Ghana. The case studies were shown during the United Nations COP16 climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, last month, at the COP16 side event Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD), the COP16 Development and Climate film festival, and at the official launch of the CGIAR’s US$200m CCAFS research program, also in Cancun. The third in the series of photofilms, from Kenya, is due imminently.

Photos from the Colombia and Ghana Two Degrees Up case studies are available on CIAT’s Flickr site.

New Agriculturist also features a selection of comments from participants at ARDD, on the challenge of agriculture in a changing climate in Points of view.

Useful links:

Agriculture and Rural Development Day blog

COP16 pictures – ARDD & Forest Day

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