Knowledge Partnership with CCAFS/CGIAR
A key research and knowledge partnership, which aligns climate change-related research activities of the CGIAR to IFAD's analytical needs in the field of climate change adaptation. The partnership delivers expert referrals for IFAD investment designs, with emphasis on climate risk and vulnerability analysis, appraisal of climate information needs, landscape-level analytics and the economic valuation of adaptation options. IFAD works with CCAFS on joint knowledge products and shared learning and advocacy events to put smallholder farmers on the climate finance map. An innovative arrangement of staff secondments ensures that evidence from climate research can inform agricultural investment programmes and experiences from the field can help to focus the scope of CG research activities.