Future scenario development now added to Cambodia’s policy landscape

Cross-post from CCAFS

Today, Cambodia’s Climate Change Priorities Action Plan for Agriculture (CCPAP) features a scenario-guided priority-setting for Cambodia in the face of climate change, and a strong focus on climate-smart agriculture. In the plan, key practices and financial allocations have been set up to translate those words into actions.

This is the result of an intensive journey undertaken by the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization's Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC) programme, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre, that started in the regional scenarios workshop in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, at the end of 2013.

The scenarios developed in this workshop were quantified using the GLOBIOM model, developed by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the IMPACT model, developed by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Read the rest of this entry on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) blog.

Future scenario development that uses, among other things, impact model from IFPRI, has been included in Cambodia's Climate Change Priorities Action Plan for Agriculture. Photo: E. Van de Grift

Future scenario development that uses, among other things, impact model from IFPRI, has been included in Cambodia's Climate Change Priorities Action Plan for Agriculture. Photo: E. Van de Grift