A glimpse of the future
The CCAFS “Farms of the Future” project uses the climate analogue tool to connect farmers to their possible climate futures via farm visits. Through this novel anthropological approach of farmer-to-farmer exchanges between spatial analogues, CCAFS aims to establish, test and validate a sound methodology allowing identification of social, cultural and gender specific barriers for enabling behavioral change, therefore, an increased adaptive capacity.
This project addresses the following working hypothesis: by identifying and connecting analogue sites, research can:
- enable farmers to better envision how their site-specific agricultural future might look
- permit targeted on-the-ground testing of cropping systems’/technologies’ climate resilience.
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