Climate Change

Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

Climate Change and Agriculture

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Assuring Food Security in Developing Countries under the Challenges of Climate Change: Key Trade and Assuring Food Security in Developing Countries under the Challenges of Climate Change: Key Trade and

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Assuring Food Security in Developing Countries under the Challenges of Climate Change: Key Trade and Development Issues of a Fundamental Transformation of Agriculture

Climate change has the potential to damage irreversibly the natural resource base on which agriculture depends, with grave consequences for food security. However, agriculture is the sector that has the potential to transcend from being a problem to becoming an essential part of the solution to climate change provided there is a more holistic vision of food security, agricultural mitigation, climate-change adaptation and agriculture’s pro-poor development contribution. What is required is a rapid and significant shift from conventional, industrial, monoculture-based and high-external-input dependent production towards mosaics of sustainable production systems that also considerably improve the productivity of small-scale farmers.

Author: Ulrich Hoffmann, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Date: February, 2011

Policy coherence for agriculture and rural development Policy coherence for agriculture and rural development

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"Overall, this Platform Knowledge Piece (PKP) aims to ‘trace the consistency between evolving agricultural and rural development (ARD) policies and the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action.’ Specifically it addresses the following questions:
• Is coherence a significant problem in ARD policymaking - and is it worse than for other sectors, such as health and education?
• When incoherence arises, what causes it?
• Have recent global initiatives, above all those to promote food and nutrition security and those responding to climate change, made it harder to achieve coherent policy?
• What gets tracked and measured in ARD policy?"

Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
2011

Climate Change and Agriculture - Threats and Opportunities Climate Change and Agriculture - Threats and Opportunities

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This paper provides an insight into the different climate change-related challenges that the agricultural sector in developing countries will face and explores opportunities for emission reductions and adaptation. The study concludes that adaptation measures in the agriculture sector are highly significant for poverty reduction. It also highlights that agriculture in developing countries can play a significant role in mitigating greenhouse gases and that it is critical to work out incentives that are conducive to emission reductions in this sector.

Authors: Mark W. Rosegrant, Mandy Ewing, Gary Yohe, Ian Burton, Saleemul Huq, Rowena Valmonte-Santos
Date: November 2008
© Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Link to Guidebook: Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation - Agriculture Sector Link to Guidebook: Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation - Agriculture Sector

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Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation - Agriculture Sector

Document linked to :http://tech-action.org/Guidebooks/TNA_Guidebook_AdaptationAgriculture.pdf

This guidebook presents a selection of technologies for climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector. A set of 22 adaptation technologies are showcased. These are based primarily on the principles of agroecology, but also include scientific technologies of climate and biological sciences complemented by important sociological and institutional capacity building processes that are required for climate change to function.

The technologies cover:
• Planning for climate change and variability
• Sustainable water use and management
• Soil management
• Sustainable crop management
• Sustainable livestock management
• Sustainable farming systems
• Capacity building and stakeholder organisation.

Authors: Rebecca Clements, Jeremy Haggar, Alicia Quezada, Juan Torres
UNEP, August 2011

Climate Change and Food Security Climate Change and Food Security

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A Briefing Paper prepared for an IPS Roundtable on Climate Change and Food Security Issues held on 13 November 2008

The paper explores the global trends associated with food security and climate change and the linkages between them. This comes at a time of unprecedented international concern for global food security, against a backdrop of dramatically fluctuating world food prices. Underlying the food security issue is a trend of rapidly growing populations in many developing countries, and projected changes in food production dynamics associated with a warming and drying climate for many regions during the 21st century.

Author: Sean Weaver
INSTITUTE OF POLICY STUDIES WORKING PAPER 08/07. November 2008.

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