Scaling-Up Climate Action in Agriculture

Identifying Successes and Overcoming Challenges

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Increasing food production in the face of a growing population, while adapting to and mitigating climate change constitutes a main challenge for the global agricultural sector. This study identifies, analyses and contextualizes regional initiatives related to agriculture and climate change in developing countries. In order to identify needs for improvements and possibilities for replication or scale-up, a review of recently launched initiatives is combined with a SWOT analysis. Moreover, the study places initiatives in the context of INDCs of Sub-Saharan African countries submitted under the UNFCCC. As a result, recommendations on how to develop and implement best practice agriculture climate change initiatives are presented.



Opportunities and barriers

The purpose of this section is to identify barriers and opportunities, including technical, financial or political, for implementation and replication of promising initiatives or best practice elements thereof. Further, ways to address the identified barriers and challenges are proposed. This will help in the development of recommendations to policy makers, researchers, international organizations, and other stakeholders. The analysis in the following is based on the SWOT-assessment above, needs expressed in (I)NDCs, and an identification of the most common opportunities and barriers for implementation of best practices expressed by the regional experts in the four developing regions assessed in this report (SSA, SA, SEA, and LA). Finally, the analysis is complemented with the findings from the discussions that took place at the Ministerial Roundtable meeting, as well as findings from literature.


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