Publication: Haiti - Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture
This country note briefly summarizes information relevant to both climate change and agriculture in Haiti, with focus on policy developments (including action plans and programs) and institutional make-up. Haiti has submitted its National Adaptation Plan of Action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Land use change and forestry are the largest contributors to green house gas (GHG) emissions in the country. The emission reduction potential is large and unexplored. Agriculture is highly vulnerable to extreme weather events, this coupled with problems of severe land degradation and poverty in the country. A greater emphasis on developing and applying adequate insurance mechanisms can be placed for better management of public resources in light of natural disasters in the agriculture sector.
“World Bank. 2009. Haiti - Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture. Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/2dfa4fbe-b479-58e2-8c7d-c04b29ea50e1 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”