Friday, April 13, 2012
Climate Change, Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture
Climate change is a major challenge for agriculture, food security and rural livelihoods for billions of people around the world. In this paper, the author seeks to identify climate change related threats and vulnerabilities associated with agriculture as a sector and agriculture as people’s livelihoods (exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity). The paper analyzes the connections between the nature of human action as drivers of threats as well as opportunities for sustainable agriculture and better human development outcomes. Broadly, it examines the impact of climate change on rural livelihoods, agriculture, food security. It discusses the options for adaptation and mitigation and requirements for implementation at local, national and international level of these measures. The full link is available here.