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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.

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Best practices and areas for improvements

To break down the results of the SWOT-analysis and align this with the various initiatives identified, best practices (S and O) and areas for improvements (W and T) were identified. The purpose of this task is to analyse how best practice elements within promising agriculture climate change initiatives (as identified in the previous section) can be further developed to address climate action overall and replicated in other regions of the world. Following an initial assessment of best practices and areas of improvements across four regions (SEA, SA, LA, and SSA), including identification of local best practices not identified in the SWOT-analysis above, opportunities and barriers for implementing best practices are identified. Building on this analysis, an assessment of how these initiatives can be utilized to meet national objectives for agriculture and climate change and contribute to goals and objectives set out in the INDCs is presented.

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