Policy-makers are increasingly focusing on the linkages between
agriculture and climate change. Since 2009 African Union members have
committed to embracing climate change mitigation and adaptation as
integral components of agricultural development. While a number of pilot
initiatives are under way, we know little about what this kind of focus
on climate change and agriculture will mean in practice. Realising the
potentials of agricultural systems for adaption and mitigation is about
more than technological choices and farming practices; it is also about
politics and power. This Brief draws on recent research by the Future
Agricultures Consortium (FAC) which examines how the agenda for
climate-smart agriculture is playing out in practice in Africa, and
- Who participates in national agriculture and climate change policy
- Whose knowledge counts in defining climate-smart agriculture?
- On whose terms and in whose interests are particular approaches and
Brock, K.; Wellard, K. CAADP Policy Brief 13. Agriculture and climate change &#8211; politics behind the policies. Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton, UK (2014) 12 pp.
CAADP Policy Brief 13. Agriculture and climate change – politics behind the policies