Climate change impacts on agriculture and adaptation responses

March 2007 to July 2007

A series of five outputs produced under a small project for the Renewable Natural Resources and Agriculture Team of the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The objective of the project was to identify the implications of climate change for key areas of DFID's Agricultural Policy and the Renewable Natural Resources and Agriculture (RNRA) Team portfolio and to produce a series of practical outputs to assist the RNRA team in programme implementation and communication. The five papers are:

  • A rough guide to climate change and agriculture, which summarises the current state of the evidence from climate change modelling studies.
  • A review of DFID's agriculture policy in the context of the current understanding of the impacts of climate change on agriculture.
  • Agricultural growth and climate change – the implications of climate change for different agricultural development policies and how donor policies might be adjusted to respond to these implications.
  • Agricultural trade, markets and investment – the scenarios for agricultural trade at international/regional levels under different climate change scenarios to understand potential implications for agricultural and trade policy as a result of climate change. It also looks at how investment in agriculture might change as a result of increasing concern over climate change.
  • Climate change impacts on access to agricultural and water assets in developing countries.

Relationships between agriculture and climate change mitigation are also being considered.

Outputs

Climate change: Implications for DFID's Agricultural policy

Research reports and studies | March 2007 | Rachel Slater

This report offers an analysis of a number of different climate change impact scenarios and possible effects on agriculture and suggests that the principles and priorities of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Policy Paper – Growth and...

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Climate change, agricultural growth and poverty reduction

Research reports and studies | March 2007 | Rachel Slater, Martin Prowse,Nanki Kaur-Mann and Leo Peskett

This paper explores what we know about the impact of climate change on key debates around agriculture and growth and, more broadly, on agricultural growth and poverty reduction.

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