Risk and resilience: Agricultural adaptation to climate change in developing countries

Successful adaptation to climate change will require more accurate weather forecasts that can inform investment and production decisions, alongside financial products that can help farmers manage shocks.

Key messages:

  • Climate change will make agriculture less productive
  • Adapting to higher weather variability will be more challenging than
    adapting to increases in average temperature.
  • More accurate weather forecasts can help farmers make more
    profitable decisions.
  • Market mechanisms that lower agricultural risk can lead to greater
    investment and better management of shocks.