25 Nov '11, 10am

Five-nation study sheds light on costs of adapting agriculture to #climate change #COP17 #UNFCCC

Research in Africa and Asia has shown that efforts to assess the costs of adapting agriculture to a changing climate often fail to reflect the diversity of the sector. The studies, in Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania, were led by Dr Muyeye Chambwera at the International Institute for Environment and Development in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP). They are summarised in a briefing paper published today (25 November). They sought to identify ways to assess the cost of adapting different agricultural systems from the local level, as each will respond in a different way to climate change. The results revealed vast differences. The cost of adapting a integrated farming system in a village in Nepal could be US$20,000 per year, that of a rain-fed maize system in a district of Malawi’s US$55 ...

Full article: http://www.iied.org/climate-change/media/five-nation-stud...

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