CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate.

CCAFS will address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through a strategic collaboration between the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).

The programme brings together the world's best researchers in agricultural science, climate science, environmental and social sciences to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change and agriculture. CCAFS will thus define and implement a uniquely innovative and transformative research programme that addresses agriculture in the context of climate variability, climate change and uncertainty about future climate conditions.

The World Agroforestry Centre is one of the research institutes collaborating on the program, which is led by its CGIAR sister institute, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). For detailed information visit the CCAFS website.