Globally, climactic conditions are increasingly variable, and the intensity of their effects stronger. As climate change brings new uncertainties, risks and changes to already existing risks, building resilience is critical if the agriculture sector is to adapt to climate change.
In April 2012, a joint FAO/OECD Workshop on “Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector” addressed these issues in different agro-ecological and socio-economic contexts, and from different perspectives – biophysical, economic, and social and institutional. Workshop sessions questioned the notion of resilience and confronted concepts, policies, risk management strategies and case studies at various scales, from farm and household to national and global.
This publication is a compilation of the summary and papers presented at the workshop.