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Climate Change, Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture (focus on Food Security) in Asia-Pacific Region

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  • S. Mahendra Dev
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    The objective of this paper is to identify climate change related threats and vulnerabilities associated with agriculture as a sector and agriculture as people’s livelihoods (exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity). The paper analyses the connections between the nature of human action as drivers of threats as well as opportunities for sustainable agriculture and better human development outcomes. Broadly, it examines the impact of climate change on rural livelihoods, agriculture, food security. It discusses the options for adaptation and mitigation and requirements for implementation at local, national and international level of these measures. [WP-2011-014]. URL:[http://www.igidr.ac.in/pdf/publication/WP-2011-014.pdf]

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:4384.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2011
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    Keywords: agriculture; food security; climate change; livelihoods; rural; sustainable agriculture; human action; asia-pacific region; adaptation; mitigation; population; green revolution; green house gases (GHGs); vegatables; fruits; flowers; environment; agricultural production;

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    1. Gulati, Ashok & Fan, Shenggen & Dalafi, Sara, 2005. "The dragon and the elephant," DSGD discussion papers 22, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Droogers, Peter, 2004. "Adaptation to climate change to enhance food security and preserve environmental quality: example for southern Sri Lanka," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 15-33, April.
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