Following the Paris agreement on climate change in December 2015, the signatory countries have proposed their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to mitigate future changes in climate and adapt to their consequences. These NDCs are a great opportunity to mainstream agricultural risk management (ARM) policies that respond to the new risks and uncertainties created by climate change.
This working paper discusses the contributions of the NDCs in enhancing ARM. Specifically, it reviews the context of the COP21 and NDCs, and identifies the mitigation and adaptation strategies under the NDCs of PARM countries and their linkages to ARM.
PARM (2017) “Determined Contributions (NDCs) enhance Agricultural Risk Management policies in sub-Saharan Countries?“. Agricultural risk management working paper, no.2. IFAD/PARM: Rome, Italy. A paper put together by Aziz Dao, PARM Intern (Mar-Sept, 2016).