CGIAR Program Convenes Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

11 March 2011: The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has convened a Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change.

The Commission will synthesize major studies and identify pathways to address food security in the context of climate change. It will develop a set of recommendations on: putting sustainable agriculture approaches into action at scale to increase production of food, fiber and fuel; helping decrease poverty; and enhancing environmental protection. The recommended policy actions will be directed at international policy forums such as the UNFCCC, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio 2012), and the Group of 20 (G20) industrialized and developing countries. The Commission is made up of eminent scientists and economists from 13 countries. Additional support is provided by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. [CCAFS Press Release] [CCAFS Press Release on the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change] [Commission Website]