This study informs decision makers by providing key messages from
analyses carried out at three levels. At the conceptual level, the study
develops an approach for planning and costing agricultural adaptation,
which can be used by decision makers at global and country levels. At
the country and local levels, the study provides five case studies that
present local evidence that helps shape national adaptation planning,
with indicative costs for the key adaptation functions and actions
identified in the short and long terms. At these two levels, the study
employs the conceptual approach developed earlier, and informs country
level decision makers and the global community.
At the global level, the study provides a map of the global policy
processes in the climate change arena and those in the agricultural
development arena and analyses the emerging issues from both sides that
should be considered when developing a new climate change agreement that
takes agriculture into account. The flow of the sections is as follows:
Section 2 provides a review of climate change, agriculture and food
security thereby putting the whole study into the general context of the
issues around climate change and agriculture.
Section 3 presents a review of previous work on costing climate change
adaptation, providing a background and reference for discussing the
approach used in this study in order to address the gaps and weaknesses
in preceding studies.
Section 4 develops a framework for planning and costing adaptation in
agriculture that takes into account different agricultural systems,
levels and timescales of adaptation, and local climate change
information. This section also presents the procedures or steps used in
undertaking country-level research, including policy analyses,
downscaling of climate models, and local surveys.
Section 5 presents summaries of the case studies carried out in five
Section 6 presents the global policy framework that is likely to shape a
new climate change regime, and the extent to which agriculture is
currently integrated. It also includes an overview of the key processes
and players, bringing together agriculture and climate change from their
Section 7 summarises the key messages from the entire study and their
implications for policymakers. Detailed country studies are presented as
separate standalone reports.
Chambwera, M.; Downing, T.; Cabot Venton, C.; Dyszynski, J.; Crawford, V.; Butterfield, R.; Kaur, N.; Birch, T.; Bezabih, M.; Loga, D. Planning and costing agriculture’s adaptation to climate change. Synthesis Report. International Institute for Environment and Development(IIED), London, UK (2011) 132 pp.
Planning and costing agriculture’s adaptation to climate change. Synthesis Report.