Climate change is an unprecedented threat to the food security of
hundreds of millions of people. Climate change affects agriculture and
food security, and likewise, agriculture and natural resource management
affect the climate system. These complex and dynamic relationships are
also shaped by economic policies, political conflict and other factors
such as the spread of infectious diseases.
The relationships between all these factors and how they interact are
not well understood, nor are the advantages and disadvantages of
different responses to climate change. In order to develop practical
solutions for agriculture in the face of climate change, knowledge about
climate change, agriculture and food security needs to be integrated in
meaningful and innovative ways.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food
Security seeks to promote food security through sustainable agriculture
and by exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust
to global changes in climate while conserving natural resources.
CCAFS. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security factsheet. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2014) 2 pp.