Climate-Resilient Agriculture in South Asia: An Analytical Framework and Insights From Practice

Barry Pound, Richard Lamboll, Simon Croxton, Naman Gupta and Aditya V. Bahadur
Posted on: 8/06/2018 - Updated on: 2/28/2020

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Will Bugler



Agricultural systems are extremely vulnerable to climate change (CC), given their sensitivity to variations in temperature, precipitation and occurrence of natural events and disasters such as droughts and floods. The paper introduces a framework of practical entry points at the national and local level for addressing CC adaptation and resilience and maps them across the agriculture value chain and non- farming options. The entry points, which target exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity within the vulnerability framework, are as follows:

  • Policy and institutional entry points
  • Financial entry points
  • Information and social behaviour entrypoints
  • Technical entry points

The paper also identifies and discusses the critical challenges and knowledge gaps that currently exist in interacting and working with governments and organisations across these four main entry points.