Thursday, 6 October 2011

CCAFS Invites Proposals for Discussion Paper Analysing the Role of Rural Institutions in Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector

Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a research program of CGIAR started to deal with various challenges posed due to climate change. The overall aim of CCAFS is to achieve food security in the world, improve lives of the people as well as to better the environmental management. CCAFS also works to connect best researchers in the world working in disciplines of agricultural and earth science.

CCAFS is currently inviting proposals for discussion paper analysing the role of rural institutions in enabling adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector.

To build understanding of:
-     How rural institutions respond to climate-related stress, shocks, and upheavals
->     How do these institutions shape household decision-making processes and pathways to encouraging behavioural change
->     How institutional arrangements can enhance (and reduce?) the adaptive capacity of households to adopt new farming practices
->     What role rural institutions play in facilitating external support for adaptation – which institutions best leverage financial and technical support
->     How rural institutions interface with national policy to effectively implement interventions at the local level
-     And then identify:
->     What is working where, how, and why;
->     Arrangements that best assist resource-poor households in reducing their vulnerability to climate change, disaggregated by location, gender, and other socioeconomic categories

Inputs for the completion of this discussion document may consist of a comprehensive review of existing literature or related case studies, or the implementation of new case studies specific to the objectives defined. Interested groups should submit a 2-page proposal describing how they intend to approach the activity, including a brief bio of the primary authors.

Expected Outputs
-     Discussion paper of maximum 25 pages
-     2 page executive summary that may be converted into a policy brief

Duration of Study
October 2011 – February 2011
Budget US$ 25,000

Last date for submitting the proposals is September 30, 2011.

For more information and details, you can visit this link.

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