DFID has recognised a need to provide guidance to country offices (CO)
on what actions are needed to address the predicted impacts (both
negative and positive) of climate change on agriculture and the
potential adaptation measures. There is a need to establish what expert,
evidence-based programme and policy guidance already exists, its
applicability to DFID and its overall quality. This will establish
whether there is a need to produce a separate and tailored Topic Guide
to assist CO’s in designing and managing programmes, and inform the
development of specific Future Fit guidance on food and agriculture.
This report is the results of a desk based study that reviewed 14
examples of guidance on agriculture and climate adaptation and was
commissioned to help inform whether a new Topic Guide would be relevant
and useful for DFID.
This report has been produced by the Global Climate Adaptation
Partnership with the assistance of the UK Department for International
Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment,
Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied
Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by HTSPE
Limited and IMC Worldwide Limited. Some of the material draws upon
earlier work by the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (citations are
provided in the text).
Downing, T.E. Climate smart agriculture: Mapping guidance on climate change. Evidence on Demand, UK (2013) 42 pp. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_hd072.july2013.standley]