IRRI's climate change framework aims to improve visibility of our work for national agricultural research systems, donor institutions, potential collaborators and the interested public at large and allow more consistent planning and in-house cooperation of climate change activities within the institution. The diagram below represents the general concept of information flow from the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), headed by IRRI, and the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Program of CGIAR and vice-versa. 

IRRI’s climate change work has six components that has been assigned to either GRiSP or CCAFS, respectively. In totality, these topics (A-F) can be presented in a logical flow diagram that reflects the information flow among GRiSP and CCAFS topics:

  • ‘System Understanding’ (A) will contribute to the scientific basis for our work on ‘Climate-informed Crop Management’ (B) 
  • ‘Climate-informed Crop Management’ (B) as well as ‘Stress-tolerant Varieties’ (C) will be integrated into our ‘Region-specific Assessments’ (D) 
  • The ‘Region-specific Assessments’ (D) will be generalized and extrapolated in the topic ‘Upscaling and Responses’ (E) 
  • Collectively, these findings will be used for ‘Training, Media and Policies’ (F)

System understanding Training and information flow Climate-smart technologies Upscaling and responses Stress-tolerant varieties Region-secific assessments GRISP CCAFS

IRRI’s new climate change framework