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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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Executive Summary

The global agricultural sector must increase food production to meet demand from a growing population with increasing economic capacity, while at the same time adapting to a changing climate and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions generated by the sector. Climate change is expected to seriously affect agriculture and the national and local economy in many developing regions, affecting the livelihoods and food security level of millions of people. With these challenges in mind, several agriculture initiatives linked to climate change have been launched by different stakeholders in the past decade.

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