While there are many regions in the developing world that warrant research investment in relation to climate change, agriculture and food security, as a new program, it was necessary for CCAFS to choose a few initial target regions and sites where new research activities could be initiated. In 2010/2011, CCAFS initially focused on three regions: East Africa (EA), West Africa (WA) and South Asia (SA). Two additional target regions (Southeast Asia and Latin America) were added in late 2012. This report outlines the site selection process of current and future sites and provides a brief overview of the initially selected CCAFS sites. This portfolio offers detailed profiles of the sites including biophysical characteristics, socio-economic characteristics, climate information, and more. Note: Updated August 2013.
Forch, W.; Sijmons, K.; Mutie, I.; Kiplimo, J.; Cramer, L.; Kristjanson, P.; Thornton, P.; Radeny, M.; Moussa, A.; Bhatta, G. CCAFS Site Portfolio: Core Sites in the CCAFS Regions: East Africa, West Africa and South Asia. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2013) 62 pp.