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Socio-economic Impacts of Climate Change on EAC Agriculture: Can UNFCCC Negotiators Support Farmers and Agro-processors?

Negotiations on climate change in agriculture are important for EAC countries, where the agriculture sector is facing rapid changes in rainfall patterns, threats to food production and increasing vulnerability of smallholder farmers. As proposed by the UNFCCC, investing in climate change actions need to move faster in order to reverse this trend. This note analyses possible policy interventions required for EAS Member States in this regard, which would enable them to adopt measures that can mitigate their exposure to climate change and also help transform their agricultural sector to achieve food security.