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Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

21.03.2011
The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change will identify what policy changes and actions are needed to help the world achieve sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change.

The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change is an initiative of the CGIAR Research Program - Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security programme (CCAFS), with additional funding from the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. The Commission will identify what policy changes and actions are needed to help the world achieve sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change.

Specifically, the Commission will focus on bringing together existing evidence on sustainable agriculture that contributes to food security and poverty reduction, and helps respond to climate change adaptation and mitigation goals.

The Commission commences its work in mid-February 2011 and will deliver its findings for use by decision makers on climate change and agriculture policies by December 2011.

Objectives of the Commission

The Commission will identify what policy changes and actions are needed now to help the world achieve sustainable agriculture that contributes to food security and poverty reduction, and helps respond to climate change adaptation and mitigation goals.

Details of the Commission's work, including research questions, focus regions, and more, will be available soon.

The Commissioners

The Commissioners have been chosen as eminent scientists with international reputations, who have a good understanding of policy processes at the national, regional and global level. The Commissioners represent all major regions of the world and have a wide range of scientific backgrounds in agriculture, climate, ecology, economics, trade and nutrition/health. See the link below for the full list of Commissioners.

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