Publication: Paraguay - Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture
This country note briefly summarizes information relevant to both climate change and agriculture in Paraguay, with focus on policy developments (including action plans and programs) and institutional make-up. Like most countries in Latin America, Paraguay has submitted one national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with a second one under preparation. 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 several reforestation programs have been initiated. Paraguay is among the few countries in Latin America without a single Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project, and carbon trading opportunities can be explored. Agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate variability, this coupled with problems of land degradation 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. Paraguay - Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture. Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/a196fc98-977f-5fd3-b1a0-bb9c291e5546 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”