AICCRA works to make climate information services and climate-smart agriculture more accessible to millions of smallholder farmers across Africa.
With better access to technology and advisory services—linked to information about effective response measures—farmers can better anticipate climate-related events to take preventative action that helps their communities safeguard livelihoods and the environment.
AICCRA has teams in six countries: Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia.
While AICCRA teams focus on accelerating impacts of CGIAR innovation in focus countries, AICCRA also has a number of regional initiatives that complement national activities to deliver benefits for a broader range of stakeholders across East, West and Southern Africa.
What is CGIAR?
CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future dedicated to transforming food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis. Read more.
AICCRA teams focus on four themes: Knowledge, partnerships, innovation and gender and social inclusion.
AICCRA builds on the legacy of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which operated on a global scale for more than a decade, coming to a closure in 2021 as part of the 'OneCGIAR' transformation.
AICCRA is supported by a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, which is used to enhance research and capacity-building activities of CGIAR centers and initiatives, as well as their African partners.
The IDA grant to AICCRA fulfils the World Bank’s commitment at the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit to increase its support to the CGIAR, a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in research about food security.
The grant aligns to the ambitions of The Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD), an initiative led by the African Union Commission (AUC) to address Africa’s worsening food security crisis under climate change.
AFSLD is supported by:
- The African Development Bank (AfDB)
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- World Bank
AFSLD recently called for joint action against hunger in the face of climate change, at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has further increased the vulnerability of millions of households.
AICCRA is the World Bank answer to that call.