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Review of key national and regional policies and incentives to support adaptation and adaptive capacity in the agricultural sector

Author: Livia Bizikova; Erica Crawford Boettcher; Policy Research Initiative (Canada)
Publisher: Ottawa, Ont. : Policy Research Initiative, 2011, ©2010
Series: Research paper (Policy Research Initiative (Canada))
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Adaptation to climate change impacts is increasingly recognized as a key priority among the challenges that the agricultural sector is facing. In four OECD countries that were analyzed, as well as at the European Union (EU)-level, the focus is on reducing risks and vulnerability and increasing overall resilience of agricultural systems so that they are better able to respond to an array of challenges, including  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Livia Bizikova; Erica Crawford Boettcher; Policy Research Initiative (Canada)
ISBN: 9781100175164 1100175164
OCLC Number: 716056846
Notes: "January 2011."
Description: 1 online resource (48 p.)
Contents: Executive summary --
Introduction --
Impacts of climate change and key types of adaptation in agriculture --
Conclusions --
References --
Appendix --
Notes.
Series Title: Research paper (Policy Research Initiative (Canada))
Other Titles: Examen des principales politiques et mesures incitatives nationales et régionales à l'appui de l'adaptation et de la capacité d'adaptation du secteur agricole
Responsibility: Livia Bizikova and Erica Crawford Boettcher.
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Adaptation to climate change impacts is increasingly recognized as a key priority among the challenges that the agricultural sector is facing. In four OECD countries that were analyzed, as well as at the European Union (EU)-level, the focus is on reducing risks and vulnerability and increasing overall resilience of agricultural systems so that they are better able to respond to an array of challenges, including climate change. There are two predominant approaches or frameworks that are used to guide policy development: vulnerability- and risk-based. Risk-based frameworks assist decision-makers in evaluating risks due to climate change impacts and associated consequences, giving consideration to the context of uncertainties and identifying measures to reduce risks. The vulnerability-based frameworks are centered on identifying the vulnerability of agricultural systems in the context of current and future changes, giving consideration to exposure (including to climate impacts), sensitivity of agricultural systems and the available capacity of systems to address the exposure. Compared to risk-based frameworks, approaches centered on vulnerability assessment predominantly aim to increase capacities of agricultural systems and thus reduce it sensitivity to multiple stresses including climate change.

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