Climate Change and Agriculture
An Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security in the Pacific: A Cas
An Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security in the Pacific: A Case study in Vanuatu
This study was undertaken in accordance with the above recommendations of the 6th and 7th Meetings of the Ministers of Agriculture from the Pacific Islands. A desk review of existing climate change related reports and publications on Vanuatu was undertaken from October 8 to October 20 and an in-country consultation carried out from 22 October to 8 November 2007.
Prepared for FAO SAPA Apia, Samoa
Author: Muliagatele Joe Reti Pacific Environment Consultants Ltd (PECL)
Date: November 2007
Adaptation to climate change in agriculture, forestry and fisheries: Perspective, framework and prio
Adaptation to climate change in agriculture, forestry and fisheries: Perspective, framework and priorities
The croplands, pastures and forests that occupy 60 percent of the Earth’s surface are progressively being exposed to threats from increased climatic variability and, in the longer run, to climate change. Abnormal changes in air temperature and rainfall and resulting increases in frequency and intensity of drought and flood events have long-term implications for the viability of these ecosystems. As climatic patterns change, so also do the spatial distribution of agroecological zones, habitats, distribution patterns of plant diseases and pests, fish populations and ocean circulation patterns which can have significant impacts on agriculture and food production.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, 2007
Achieving food security in the face of climate change
Summary for policy makers from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
Business as usual in our globally interconnected food system will not bring us food security and environmental sustainability. Several converging threats – from climate change, population growth and unsustainable use of resources – are steadily intensifying pressure on humanity and world governments to transform the way food is produced, distributed and consumed.
Professor Sir John Beddington, Chair, United Kingdom. Dr Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Bangladesh. Dr Adrian Fernández, Mexico. Dr Megan Clark, Australia. Dr Marion Guillou, France. Professor Molly Jahn, United States. Professor Lin Erda, China. Professor Tekalign Mamo, Ethiopia. Dr Nguyen Van Bo, Viet Nam. Dr Carlos A Nobre, Brazil. Professor Robert Scholes, South Africa. Dr Rita Sharma, India. Professor Judi Wakhungu, Kenya.
Background and account of discussions at a side-event held on November 13, 2008, during CRIC 7, the 7th meeting of the UNCCD’s Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention, in Istanbul, Turkey.
This report seeks to answer the following questions: How can SLM benefit from present and possible future sources of climate finance? What are the most suitable funding mechanisms? How to quantify SLM’s role in measures to adapt to climate change, or indeed any of SLM’s other evident benefits to biodiversity, food security and the maintenance of the world’s productive resources?
Organised by GTZ, the Global Mechanism and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)