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CGIAR

A strategic collaboration...

No single research institution working alone can address the critically important issues of global climate change, agriculture and food security. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) works to address the increasing challenge of global warming on agriculture and its associated decline in food security with climate-smart agricultural practices, policies and measures through a strategic collaboration between CGIAR and Future Earth. Led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CCAFS is a collaboration among all 15 CGIAR research centers and coordinates with the other CGIAR research programs. Learn more about our people. All CGIAR centers have a stake in CCAFS, and numerous Centers have considerable climate change expertise and activities. In addition, there is an on-going commitment to a major international partner (Future Earth). Learn more about program governance and management. CCAFS 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. Learn more about our partners. The program is carried out with funding support from governments and aid agencies, both through the CGIAR Fund and bilaterally. Learn more about donors. CCAFS strives to define and implement a uniquely innovative and transformative research program that addresses agriculture in the context of climate variability, climate change and uncertainty about future climate conditions. Learn more about how we work. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations: www.cgiar.org

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - CTA

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU. CTA is involved in this Hackathon to share their expertise in organizing successful Hackathons, to promote the inclusion and building of solutions relevant to the Caribbean region into the proposed applications; and pitch in the organization's ability to give greater technical and financial support to participants and proposals coming from this region. Learn more about CTA  http://cta.int/en/