Strategies for Combating Climate Change in Drylands Agriculture
Synthesis of dialogues and evidence presented at the International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands, Doha, Qatar, November, 2012 Changes in climate patterns are having their most acute effect on people living in the world’s dry areas and marginal lands. As these rural communities are largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, it follows that improvements in agricultural research and 'integrated agro-ecosystem' approaches are probably the primary protection from climate related problems. This is also why agricultural innovation, research, technology transfer and capacity building should be strategic priorities of the UNFCCC. Strategies for Combating Climate Change in Drylands Agriculture The case for agriculture as a strategic solution to climate change in rural areas.