Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East : The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
April 2013
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/13123
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

The increasing resilience to climate
change in the agricultural sector report presents
local-level priorities, informed by stakeholder input, to
build agricultural resilience in both countries. The
objectives of this study were threefold: (1) to improve the
understanding of climate change projections and impacts on
rural communities and livelihoods in selected regions of
Jordan and Lebanon, specifically the Jordan River Valley and
Lebanon's Bekaa Valley; (2) to engage local
communities, farmers, local experts, and local and national
government representatives in a participatory fashion in
helping craft agricultural adaptation options to climate
change; and (3) to develop local and regional climate change
action plans that formulate recommendations for investment
strategies and strategic interventions in local agricultural
systems. The climate challenges confronting development in
the Middle East are particularly stark. This region, and in
particular its rural people, face what might be called a
"triple threat" from climate change. First, the
Middle East is already one of the driest and most
water-scarce regions of the world (World Bank 2011a) and
faces severe challenges posed by high temperatures and
limited water supplies. This report to assist Jordan and
Lebanon in understanding the specific challenges and
opportunities posed by climate change in the agricultural sector.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Verner, Dorte Lee, David R. Ashwill, Maximillian Wilby, Robert
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