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Advanced solutions for agriculture: strategies for the Near East and North Africa facing climate change

Feb 10 2022


Smart, integrated, capable of incorporating both innovation and traditional knowledge: an inventory of solutions, costs and benefits of the main climate change adaptation actions in agriculture for one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. A study that analyses the available knowledge to date on the topic, commissioned by FAO and conducted by the CMCC Foundation with the collaboration of TIMAC AGRO Italia S.p.A.

The Near East and North Africa (NENA) region is one of the world’s regions with the lowest availability of per capita natural resources and one of the most vulnerable to climate change.

Agriculture is the main livelihood for the rural population, which represents 38% of the total population of the region. Increasing pressures on agriculture and natural resources make it urgent for the region, and especially the primary sector, to improve the development and implementation of adaptation plans and actions to cope with climate change.

The paper “Costs and effectiveness of climate change adaptation in agriculture: a systematic review from the NENA region”, one of the outcomes of the work commissioned by FAO and led by CMCC Foundation in the framework of the project SEICA-NENA – Study on the economic impact of climate change on agricultural labour and cost of adaptation in NENA, analyses the state of knowledge on the topic. Through a systematic review of existing literature regarding the costs and benefits of agricultural adaptation measures in the NENA region, the study examines possible adaptation options in crop management, water management, integrated management, and management of indigenous and traditional knowledge in agriculture in the region.
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Source: CMCC