This volume presents a synthesis of the multi-country collaborative program of analytical and advisory activities titled Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in European and Central Asian Agricultural Systems. The program has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank and the governments of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. The goal of this book is to bring together the lessons learned and recommendations from the country-specific work, and provide guidance on the approach and methodology for others who wish to pursue similar analyses elsewhere in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region or anywhere else in the world.
The recommendations reflect the results of three interrelated activities conducted by the World Bank team in collaboration with local partners: (i) quantitative economic modeling of baseline conditions and the effects of certain adaptation options; (ii) qualitative analysis conducted by the expert team of agronomists, crop modelers, and water resource experts; and (iii) input from a series of participatory work - shops for farmers in each of the countries’ key agro-ecological zones (AEZs).
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