Agricultural Development Economics


Economics of plant genetic resource management for adaptation to climate change: a review of selected literature
ESA Working Paper 12-02
Solomon Asfaw and Leslie Lipper
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Climate change is projected to change production conditions for agricultural producers globally. In the developing world, most of the projected changes will result in a reduction of agricultural productivity, with concomitant reductions in food security. Because agricultural production remains the main source of income for most rural communities, adaptation of the agricultural sector to the adverse effects of climate change will be imperative to protect and improve the livelihoods of the poor and to ensure food security. Adaptation will require farmers to make adjustments and employ a range of actions to enhance the resilience of local food systems that increase their net revenue by reducing the potential damage from climate change.