Agricultural Commercialisation Pathways: Climate Change and Agriculture

Authors: Andrew Newsham, Sarah Kohnstamm, Lars Otto Naess and Joanes Atela

Climate change is likely to alter the environmental parameters which affect where agricultural commercialisation activity can happen in sub-Saharan Africa, what can be grown and how well it will fare. In other words, it touches upon factors fundamental to the viability of commercialisation pathways.

This paper presents a review of recent literature on the implications of climate change for agricultural commercialisation, focusing chiefly on sub-Saharan Africa, and incorporating evidence, where relevant, from around the world. Climate change is one of the crosscutting themes of the Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Agricultural. Policy Research in Africa (APRA) consortium.

APRA is intended to produce new data and insights into agricultural commercialisation processes, and their impacts and outcomes with regard to rural poverty, empowerment of women and girls, and food and nutrition security. In addition to outlining our rationale and aims, this introduction sets out (a) the approach we have taken to classifying climate impacts upon agricultural commercialisation, and (b) the structure.  Access the entire paper on the download here:

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