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Assessing Climate Adaptation in Agriculture: Setting the EAC scene and remaining needs

EAC negotiators are engaged in negotiations under the UNFCCC that have implications for agriculture and agro-processing, especially under the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. The information from the ground may help them in advancing their negotiating agenda, as appropriate, with concrete examples and stories. This note will seek to give an overview of the current methods and approaches for assessing adaptation, adaptation co-benefits and resilience to climate change, in the agriculture sector in EAC countries. It will look at the existing (or not) government strategies and on the ground initiatives, to measure/track how farmers, agro business, communities are adapting to climate change, before discussing what the governments and their UNFCCC negotiators may do to go beyond what is already in place in their country/region.