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Increased Productivity and Food Security, Enhanced Resilience and Reduced Carbon Emissions for Sustainable Development [electronic resource] : Opportunities and Challenges for a Converging Agenda - Country Examples.

Author/Creator:
World Bank.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2011.
Series:
Other Agricultural Study
World Bank e-Library.
Other Agricultural Study
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
Local subjects:
Afforestation
African Development Bank
Agribusiness
Agricultural Productivity
Agricultural Subsidies
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Biodiversity
Capacity Building
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Emissions
Carbon Finance
Carbon Sequestration
Clean Development Mechanism
Climate
Climate Change
Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
Climate Change and Agriculture
Coffee
Cotton
Crop Diversification
Crop Insurance
Crop Yields
Decision Making
Deforestation
Developed Countries
Economic Development
Electricity
Energy Efficiency
Environment
Environmental Economics & Policies
Farming
Farmland
Floods
Food Production
Food Safety
Food Security
Forests
Global Environment Facility
Irrigation
Labor Costs
Methane
Natural Resources
Natural Resources Management
Pastures
Population Growth
Precipitation
Rainfall
Renewable Energy
Rice
Risk Management
Rural Development
Rural Population
Rural Poverty
Seeds
Social Safety Nets
Soil Carbon
Storms
Temperature
Trade Liberalization
Transaction Costs
Trees
United Nations
Waste Management
Water Pollution
Wheat
Summary:
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the challenges and the practical successes that a selected number of countries are experiencing in moving towards 'climate-smart' agriculture while also meeting the food requirements of a growing population, broader economic development and green growth objectives. It complements papers prepared in 2010 on technologies and policy instruments, research, and farmers' perspectives. The paper is also intended to provide a broad country perspective to two additional papers produced for a meeting of African Ministers of Agriculture which took place in Johannesburg in September 2011. The main conclusion is that a number of countries have made impressive progress in integrating 'climate-smart agriculture' into broader development and growth programs. Several countries are supporting policy measures and programs to conserve soil and moisture while enhancing productivity and competitiveness, and are addressing the particular concerns of drought-prone semi-arid areas. They are improving agricultural water management and watershed management, and addressing sea-surges, salinity and coastal flooding. Some countries are also including climate-smart agriculture as a core element in broader green growth agendas. The private sector has a key role to play in climate-smart agriculture, especially where the enabling environment has been favorable. Achieving climate-smart agriculture needs an integrated approach, tackling productivity and food security, risk and resilience, and low carbon growth together, but integration and institutional coordination remains a challenge in many countries.
Contributor:
World Bank.
Publisher Number:
10.1596/27395
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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