Agriculture

The resources listed below will be changed from time to time and new material added.

Climate-smart Agriculture Sourcebook

The purpose of the sourcebook is to describe the concepts of climate-smart agriculture, and to demonstrate its potential and limitations. It is aimed at helping decision makers to understand the options that are available for climate-smart agriculture planning, policies and investments. This sourcebook is intended to be a reference tool for planners, practitioners and policy makers working in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Date of publication: December 2013

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Climate Finance for Agriculture and Livelihoods

This policy brief addresses the major challenges and opportunities to financing climate change mitigation, and to adaptation pathways for smallholder farmers in developing nations. It gives key messages, case studies and recommendations on these issues.

Date of publication: December 2013

Published by: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

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Financing Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors

This document refers to the Declaration adopted by the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy (HLC), particularly paragraph 7b, which states: “We support the establishment of agriculture systems and sustainable forest management practices that positively contribute to the mitigation of climate change and ecological balance.”

The documents seeks to make intergovernmental work on these available to actors around the world, and covers issues concerning financing of climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

Date of publication: June 2012

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation

This report presents research results that show important, quantified climate change impacts, and also assesses the consequences for food security. It concludes by giving estimates of the investments that are needed to offset the negative consequences on human well-being, and key policy recommendations.

Date of publication: October 2009

Published by: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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