Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
ACToday seeks to transform the way that climate knowledge and information is brought to bear on the challenges of hunger, food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture. It fosters the use of climate services as a means to create a tangible impact on the food systems of six target countries; in doing so, it both improves the lives of people in these target countries and generates evidence of good practice in research translation that can help guide national and international partners to adopt appropriate solutions to the wide range of challenges posed by climate variability and change beyond the six target countries.
OUTCOMES: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow: Highlights from the first Columbia World Project
NextGen Launch in Bogotá, Colombia from IRI on Vimeo.
Country lead for Colombia Ángel G. Muñoz discusses the launch of NextGen in Colombia as well as the future of NextGen and ACToday.
In order to offer protective insurance to greater numbers of smallholder farmers, in 2021, the ACToday project began testing mobile crowdsourcing apps that tap into the experiences and memories of farmers themselves.
As part of its goal to increase food security in six countries, the ACToday project has helped develop new climate services that lead to better agricultural decision making.
In early 2021, ACToday, Cheikh Anta Diop University and Senegal’s national meteorological service organized a three-hour webinar to launch discussions about connections between climate and nutrition.
In the last year, project members trained more than 1,600 professionals and graduate students on integrating climate knowledge into food planning and policy, to help combat hunger.
An interview with Mélody Braun, whose work helps farmers and policy makers implement climate adaptation and management strategies.
Diro is an expert on index-based insurance, a proven way to help farmers cover some of the financial losses caused by drought and other weather extremes that damage their crops.
The Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa project will help farmers anticipate and prepare for destructive climate-related events.
A project that gives farmers access to climate information can help them implement management strategies that protect their fish and other crops.
Furlow joined IRI in 2017 with the goal of better connecting the institute’s research to the real-world challenges facing developing countries.
The project remains focused on its goal of combating hunger by increasing climate knowledge in six countries.
A Stakeholder Engagement Workshop for the Agriculture Sector in Central America
Adaptation Planning for Climate Change Impacts using Advanced Decision Support and Remote Sensing: Irrigated Agriculture in California’s Central Valley
Addressing Legal Support Gaps Around Land-Based Investment