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Building climate resilience in the agriculture sector in Asia and the Pacific Building climate resilience in the agriculture sector in Asia and the Pacific

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This report presents broad indicators of exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity in the region. A review of the indicators highlights the vulnerability of the agriculture sector as a livelihood source for many, and as a source of food security for all. The review also exposes the large heterogeneity in farming systems across Central, East, Southeast, and South Asia and the Pacific Islands, and highlights the many facets of vulnerability to climate change across the region, including undernourishment, poverty, and slowing productivity growth, all of which will be exacerbated by the effects of climate change.

Asian Development Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute.
© 2009 Asian Development Bank

Accessing climate-change finance for Sustainable Land Management – Real-world opportunities Accessing climate-change finance for Sustainable Land Management – Real-world opportunities

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Background and account of discussions at a side-event held on November 13, 2008, during CRIC 7, the 7th meeting of the UNCCD’s Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention, in Istanbul, Turkey.

This report seeks to answer the following questions: How can SLM benefit from present and possible future sources of climate finance? What are the most suitable funding mechanisms? How to quantify SLM’s role in measures to adapt to climate change, or indeed any of SLM’s other evident benefits to biodiversity, food security and the maintenance of the world’s productive resources?

Organised by GTZ, the Global Mechanism and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
November 2008

Adaptation to climate change in agriculture, forestry and fisheries: Perspective, framework and prio Adaptation to climate change in agriculture, forestry and fisheries: Perspective, framework and prio

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Adaptation to climate change in agriculture, forestry and fisheries: Perspective, framework and priorities

The croplands, pastures and forests that occupy 60 percent of the Earth’s surface are progressively being exposed to threats from increased climatic variability and, in the longer run, to climate change. Abnormal changes in air temperature and rainfall and resulting increases in frequency and intensity of drought and flood events have long-term implications for the viability of these ecosystems. As climatic patterns change, so also do the spatial distribution of agroecological zones, habitats, distribution patterns of plant diseases and pests, fish populations and ocean circulation patterns which can have significant impacts on agriculture and food production.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, 2007

Climate Change: Impact on agriculture and costs of adaptation Climate Change: Impact on agriculture and costs of adaptation

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The increasing pace of climate change, together with global population and income growth, threatens food security in the world. This food policy report presents research results quantifying the climate change impact, assesses the consequences for food security and estimates the investment required to offset the negative effects for humanity. It brings together, for the first time, detailed modeling of crop growth under climate change using two scenarios to simulate future climate. The research underlying this report estimates the impact of climate change on agricultural production, consumption, prices, trade, and estimates the costs of adaptation.

Authors: G. Nelson (ed); M. Rosegrant (ed); J. Koo (ed)
Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2009

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
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