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Bruce Campbell Ph.D.
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Dr Bruce Campbell has degrees in Ecology from Cape Town (B.Sc. Hons.), Minnesota (M.Sc.) and Utrecht (Ph.D.), but has increasingly moved into inter-disciplinary work, championing new approaches to doing applied research on natural resource management. He is Director of the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) (www.ccafs.cgiar.org), and a staff member of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He operates out of the CCAFS office at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

CCAFS taps into the complementary strengths of the international agricultural system (CGIAR) and the Earth Systems Science Partnership (ESSP), and their respective partners, to address the most pressing and complex challenge to food security in the 21st century. The collaboration brings together some of the world's best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and Earth System science.

He serves on several editorial boards, and is a scientific committee member of PECS, the ICSU Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society.

He was previously based in Zimbabwe, Indonesia and Australia, where he has worked in agricultural and forestry research for development. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and more than a dozen books.

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How Climate-smart Agriculture Is Improving the Lives of Millions Around the World

(3) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 5:00 PM

We've documented success stories from farming communities around the world

Climate-smart agriculture success stories

The world's climate is changing fast, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, no matter what measures we now take to reduce humankind's impact...

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Climate-proofing Africa's Lifeline: Water

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 4:34 PM

One billion people around the world go hungry every day. In fifteen years time, there will be another billion people on the planet who will need food and water just like everybody else. Climate change compounds this problem, particularly in Africa, where life is especially sensitive to rises in temperatures,...

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Hotter, Dryer -- Greener? Dryland Farming Confronts Climate Change

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:23 AM

Farmers in the dry lands must go green in a changing climate. Photo: World Bank

Farmers in the dry lands can and must go green in a changing climate....

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Future Gazing for Our Food Supply

(8) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 4:10 PM

How many of us have wished we could predict the future? To gaze into a crystal ball and see our fate in 50 years time? Although we dismiss this as impossibility, a group of agricultural researchers from around the globe are coming together to do just that, and examine the...

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A New Vision for Sustainable Agriculture for Rio+20 Summit

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 4:06 PM

The new vision for sustainable development that will emerge this week from the Rio+20 Earth Summit must recognize the significance of agriculture in economic growth, food security, poverty reduction and long-term environmental sustainability. On June 18 in Rio de Janeiro, at the fourth Agriculture and Rural Development Day...

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RIO+20 and Sustainable Agriculture: How to Feed the World Without Wrecking the Planet?

(7) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 10:46 AM

In the run-up to RIO+20, the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), CGIAR, the global agricultural research partnership, issued a call to action. In this seven-point plan, CGIAR outlines how agricultural research for development can contribute to a more sustainable, food-secure future.

I interviewed Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the...

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Rio+20: Getting Global Governance to Work for Hunger and Climate Change

(4) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 3:37 PM

Agriculture stands at the nexus of three of humankind's greatest challenges in the 21st century: achieving food and nutritional security, adapting to a changing climate that will severely hit agricultural production, and making a significant contribution to reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture. As the Commission on Sustainable...

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Food Security: A Ripe Opportunity For The G8

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 9:16 AM

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

The upcoming G8 summit gives world leaders an important opportunity to address some...

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