Wednesday, June 15, 2011
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Farms of the Future Project
This call is open to all types of organizations, or individuals, and strong preference is given to research groups with proven track record in sociology or anthropology and rural development. The objective of this project is to work with the analogue tool that Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has developed (read more: www.ccafs.cgiar.org/our-work/research-themes/progressive-adaptation/climate-analogues). This project will address the following working hypothesis: by identifying and connecting analogue sites, research can: 1) enable farmers to better envision how their site-specific agricultural future might look, and 2) permit targeted on-the-ground testing of cropping systems'/technologies' climate resilience. In sum, the project hopes to learn the potential for the climate analogues tool/methodology to improve farmers' adaptive capacities and preparedness for eventual transformation adaptation. CCAFS will provide the validated climate analogue tool and help identify the specific locations to be studied.
Deadline: July 15, 2011