Building Climate Resilience in the Agriculture Sector of Asia and the Pacific

Publication | December 2009

Building greater climate resilience into the agriculture sector in Asia and the Pacific must begin with an understanding of the likely added risks and vulnerabilities the sector will face from climate change.

The ADB-sponsored agriculture sector study, carried out by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), uses predictions of global climate models to develop scenarios to 2050 for Asia and to derive implications for food security. The study recommends cost-effective adaptation responses that could build greater climate resilience into the agriculture sector in Asia and the Pacific.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Overview
  • Vulnerability of Countries in Asia and the Pacific to Climate Change
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security
  • Adaptation Policies, Investments and Institutional Reforms
  • Opportunities for Mitigation and Synergies with Adaptation and Sustainable Development
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
  • References