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Mainstreaming the Adaptations and Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor due to Climate Change

  • Ranganathan, C.

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Palanisami, K.

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Kakumanu, K.

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Baulraj, A.

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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    Many rural poor people in developing countries depend on agriculture and are highly influenced by climatic change. Adaptation to climate change impacts is increasingly being observed in both physical and ecological systems as well as in human adjustments to resource availability and risk at different spatial and societal scales. This paper reviews some of the options for reducing the vulnerability of the poor through integrated climate change adaptation strategies. The paper explains the climate change effects on agricultural production, adoption experiences in the context of sustainable livelihoods, integration of structural and nonstructural measures, amelioration effects and their costs, and the role of informal institutions in implementation.

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    Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 333.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: 19 Dec 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0333
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