Climate Risk to Lao Agriculture

Place: Lao PDR • Dates: 2013-14 • Partner: FAO

Project Summary

As part of the it’s Regional Rice Initiative Pilot Project, UNFAO has committed resources to support policy dialog and decision capacity related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, with particular attention to food security and the rice sector in Asia and the Pacific. This initiative includes sponsorship of research to deliver information and knowledge products for policy makers to better manage climate risks to the rice sector and identify adaptation needs for the rice sector in Lao PDR. For this project, conducted econometric estimation of long term impacts that climate change can be expected to have on rice yields.

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