Report of the Third Annual CCAFS Science Workshop Agenda
MetadataShow full item record
CCAFS. 2012. Report of the Third Annual CCAFS Science Workshop Agenda, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1-2 May 2012 . Copenhagen, Denmark: CCAFS.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/21153
The Third Annual CCAFS Science Workshop focused on consolidating research and fostering collaboration across the CGIAR. Day‐1 plenary presentations along four themes identified issues including: • Opportunities to deliver messages to UNFCCC through SBSTA; • The challenges of communicating science; • The multiple scales of climate variability, stakeholder engagement, and adaptation options; • Whether adaptation and mitigation are synergistic or conflicting; • Participation as an opportunity to give respect, voice and choice – without precluding the impact of scientific knowledge. Day‐2 parallel sessions enabled knowledge sharing and planning around topics of strategic interest to CCAFS. Opportunities for cross‐Center follow‐up actions include: • Developing a community of practice and web portal around diversification and climate risk; and projects that use household modeling to design diversification strategies; • Development of a simple, rigorous, consistent protocol for GHG measurement in smallholder agriculture. • A workshop to address results of a scoping study and launch a community of practice on modeling climate impacts on pests and diseases. • Development of a proposal for CCAFS to catalyze new work on gender and Climate‐Smart Agriculture coordinated across centers and CRPs. • Synthesis of knowledge about costs and benefits of Climate‐Smart Agriculture practices; and evidence about what triggers change among smallholder farmers. • A Science magazine article on the concept of Climate‐Smart Agriculture.