This policy brief is a condensed version of the Agriculture and Climate Change: A Scoping Report. This summary seeks to provide key points for policymakers focusing on the unique aspects of agriculture when considered in the context of climate change. It emphasizes actions that can be taken when considering agriculture’s multiple objectives, from providing adequate food for growing populations to protecting the environment and ensuring resilience to future climatic changes.

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Meridian Institute
Climate and Development Knowledge Network.

Meridian Institute. 2011. “Agriculture and Climate Change Policy Brief: Main Issues for the UNFCCC and Beyond” Edited by Donna Lee; Adapted from “Agriculture and Climate Change: A Scoping Report” by Bruce Campbell, Wendy Mann, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Charlotte Streck, Timm Tennigkeit, and Sonja Vermeulen. Available at

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