This report summarizes current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture. The implications for local and national food security are examined; and the methods and approaches to assess climate change impacts on water and agriculture are discussed.
The report emphasizes the need for a closer alignment between water and agricultural policies and makes the case for immediate implementation of ‘no-regrets’ strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient to future impacts. It is hoped that policy makers and planners will find in this report the elements of information and guidance that are needed to assess and respond to the challenge that climate change is expected to impose on agricultural water management and food security.
Climate Change, Water & Food Security
Nov 17, 2023