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Agricultural technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries: policy options for innovation and technology diffusion

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D. Summer
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Climate Change exacerbates the already daunting challenges facing the agricultural sector, and this is particularly the case in developing countries. Innovations in agriculture have always been important and will be even more vital in the context of climate change. The ICTSD-IPC Platform on Climate Change, Agriculture and Trade is pleased to present this thoughtful discussion about the need for effective policy responses to encourage the development, transfer and diffusion of appropriate agricultural technologies to promote food security, agricultural development and climate change adaptation and mitigation.This paper by Dan Sumner and Travis Lybbert highlights technological and institutional innovations required to meet these challenges, the constraints to their development, transfer and dissemination and importantly suggests ways to overcome such constraints.