World Agroforestry Centre

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Geographic scope: Global or non-European
Country: Belgium
Type of Institution: Research Institute
Name in original language: International Center for Research in Agroforestry
Name of the Department: Capacity Development Unit
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: Food and nutrition security, capacities of national technology mechanisms to translate NDCs into action
Main / core research areas: Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, Climate policies, Impacts of climate changeVery important research areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Emissions monitoring and reporting, Risks of present and future weather-driven disastersResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7, Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8, Post-doc
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: Below 10
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: Bilateral agenciesResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Civil society, Consumer organizations, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, Regional Fora / regional bodies, Rural advisory services, SMEsCollaborations with other countries: Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Successful projects: Climate Information System for Smallholders; Carbon Estimation below and above ground for smallholders; Greening Biomass-based energy; non-food competing Biofeules systems of the future, Evergreen energy; Enhancing nutrition through fruit protfolios; Facilitating Climate Technology Center and...
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: Funding of about 3 million Euros/year
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: especially researchers are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Increasing it
Comments: While we have a representative in Brussels, we are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya