Climate-smart Agriculture: The Action Agenda for Southeast Asia

Climate-smart Agriculture: The Action Agenda for Southeast Asia
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by SEARCA and APAN
2014 | Policy Brief Series Vol. 2014 | 4 pages
ISSN:
  • Print 1656-8818
  • e-ISSN 2599-3917

The undeniable importance of the agriculture sector in Southeast Asia provides a strong impetus for the urgent need to strengthen its potential as key for reducing poverty and in achieving food security. However, such importance of agriculture is being challenged by the increased prevalence of extreme weather events and unpredictability of weather patterns. As a result, agricultural production is seen to diminish resulting to significant lowering of incomes, particularly in vulnerable areas, with wide-ranging effects to the regional economy.