This working paper aims to contribute to understanding vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate related risks in semi-arid areas for actors associated with the cotton value chain (CVC) in Pakistan. Part of PRISE Project 3 research on Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID), this report builds on Batool and Saeed (2017). Given the increasing climate change impacts on cotton production in semi-arid regions in Pakistan, this study was conducted to identify climate risks facing CVC actors in Pakistan based on various climate indicators, including temperature, rainfall, and climate extremes. In-depth analysis of factors of vulnerability and current and potential adaptation practices were carried out to formulate policy and practice interventions that could help promote an inclusive climate-resilient CVC in Pakistan.
Image: Workers in a small spinning factory in Faisalabad, Pakistan, by Rajeshree Sisodia/PRISE