Tag Archives: CGIAR

Managing Water and Agroecosystems in Landscapes

Water is a resource on which we all rely, and yet continues to face increasing scarcity and degradation. Particularly for agriculture, which is one of the primary consumers of water, this problem is of growing concern both in terms of … Continue reading

Posted in Exploring the Evidence | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Food, Forests, and Landscapes: Integrating Agendas

Getting the forestry, agriculture, and food security people all in the same room and agreeing upon common goals and strategies is not a task to be taken lightly. Perceived trade-offs between each group’s various interests often deter working together, and … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

No Regrets: Adaptation Planning for Uncertainty

As discussed Wednesday on the Landscapes Blog, this week began with the observance of World Day to Combat Desertification and the announcement of the Land for Life Awards by the UNCCD. Water scarcity and drought of course have serious implications … Continue reading

Posted in Exploring the Evidence | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Preventing Cardiac Arrest for Cambodia’s Heart

by Fabrice DeClerck (Bioversity International), Mam Kosal, and Gareth Johnstone (World Fish Centre), with contributions from Andrew Noble, Debbie Bossio, Michael Victor, and Camilla Zanzanaini Water is essential to life on this planet, and more specifically to agriculture and healthy … Continue reading

Posted in Voices from the Field | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Another Look at REDD with a Landscape Lens

As noted yesterday on the Landscapes Blog, this week marks the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Though biodiversity is the focal point, there is a host of other benefits from nature that are … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Advancing Agriculture Research for Development at GCARD2

On the heels of the Committee on World Food Security’s 39th meeting, food security experts (and many others) will head to the second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), held in Uruguay, this week. Building off of the first … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

African Smallholders Harvesting Carbon

Yesterday’s blog post covered the topic of climate change adaptation. But agriculture also represents an important mitigation potential. A new report produced by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and EcoAgriculture Partners explores how climate funds to reduce … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Coffee and Bananas: Better Together?

Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) drew attention to the exciting new discovery that researchers from the International Institution for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) made regarding intercropping.  The recently posted article, In Uganda, Coffee and Banana Go Better Together, focuses … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

CGIAR and Rio+20

The UNCSD Rio+20 presents an unparalleled opportunity to further the goals of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative – as poverty alleviation, food security, and environmental protection are all key themes of the meeting. With Rio+20 less than a … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Putting the People into Water, Land, and Ecosystems

The international consortium of agricultural research facilities – the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) – recently launched their newest research program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. CRP5, as it is known, is devoting an initial US$75 million to … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment