Metrics for Mainstreaming Adaptation in Agriculture Sector

In Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia
Chapter: 1, 2010
Book Chapter
Metrics for Mainstreaming Adaptation in Agriculture Sector

Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate change and main-streaming climate change adaptation considerations at the sectoral level is paramount. The current available climate projections are not sufficient to take decisive actions on the ground. Hence, a framework is required for mainstreaming adaptation concerns at sectoral level. Stakes in adaptation are high since several countries are vulnerable and huge amounts of funds would have to be spent for adaptation. Hence, identifying and institutionalizing a set of adaptation metrics helps in tracking the progress in adaptation. In this paper, a framework was presented for mainstreaming adaptation concerns in agriculture sector, some adaptation metrics were identified, and challenges and opportunities were identified to operationalize adaptation metrics.


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