Towards a climate resilient cotton value chain in Pakistan: Understanding key risks, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

This working paper identifies climate risks facing cotton value chain (CVC) actors in Pakistan based on various climate indicators, including temperature, rainfall and climate extremes. It formulates policy and practice interventions that could help promote an inclusive climate-resilient CVC in Pakistan.

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‘Leaving no one behind’ through enabling climate-resilient economic development in dryland regions

‘Leave no one behind’ is a principle central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This policy briefing puts forward the view that public policies and investments by national governments and development partners that recognise the seasonality, mobility and informality of dryland economies as strengths, and create an enabling environment for private actors in these regions, hold real potential to spur progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Leave No one Behind and the global goals on climate adaptation.

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Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): Identification of adaptation options in key sectors

This Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) synthesis report identifies climate risk, adaptation options and opportunities for private sector development in Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, and Tajikistan for the livestock and cotton sectors.

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Enhancing climate change development programmes in Uganda

This paper uses PRISE’s innovative approach to value chain analysis – Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) – to identify and explore the economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies to invest in climate change adaptation to enhance the resilience of the livestock value chain in Karamoja, Uganda.

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Mapping the cotton value chain in Pakistan: a preliminary assessment for climate vulnerabilities and pathways to adaptation

This research into the implications of climate change for the cotton sector in Pakistan focuses on understanding the stakeholders who operate within the cotton sector, the policy environment in which they function, and the process of textile manufacturing and export, in order to identify opportunities for economic transformation and diversification in the sector.

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Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): Identification of adaptation options in key sectors

The VC-ARID approach to value chain analysis is innovative in that it considers the specific characteristics of semi-arid systems. This synthesis report focuses on the first of the three steps within the methodology – that of Mapping the value chain. The results and recommendations for Step 2 – Assessing climate risks at each level of the value chain, and Step 3 – Identifying options for adaptation and private sector investment for climate-resilient value chain transformation – will follow in subsequent reports.

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