Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Scientist Coffee, Cocoa & Climate Action
The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.
The Alliance’s research is made possible by the multi-donor CGIAR Fund as well as by grants from many organizations, some of which are also Fund donors. The complete list is available here: https://ciat.cgiar.org/our-donors/
CIAT develops tools and information products to support development projects. For coffee, they have extensive work on sustainable business models, climate change adaptation and mitigation, water efficiency, climate services, deforestation monitoring etc.
The Alliance’s activities aim at diagnosing and mitigating vulnerabilities in the supply chain to ensure continuity and sustainability of the supply despite challenges like climate change and competing land uses, based on acceptable business cases for sustainable agricultural practices according to the context of the farm and farmer characteristics. Awareness of risks, returns and uncertainties from the smallholder perspective enables supply chain improvements that are sustainable and create impact, with the objective of enabling transparent and innovative supply chains able to take evidence-driven sustainability actions with technological advances in R&D.
- Climate Smart Coffee (https://climatesmartcoffee.csa.guide/)
- Coffee & Cocoa Portfolio (https://ciat.cgiar.org/ciat-coffee-cocoa-portfolio/)
Priority Countries and corresponding areas of activities:
Colombia: Climate change – Forest conservation & restoration – Business development
Honduras: Climate change – Forest conservation & restoration – Business development
Indonesia: Climate change – Forest conservation & restoration
Kenya: Climate change – Forest conservation & restoration – Business development
Vietnam: Climate change – Forest conservation & restoration – Business development