Panel Paper: Institutions for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Thursday, November 7, 2013 : 11:50 AM
Lincoln (Ritz Carlton)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Ruth Meinzen-Dick1, Quinn Bernier1 and Eric Haglund2, (1)International Food Policy Research Institute, (2)CGIAR
This paper reviews the central role of institutions for climate-smart agriculture, focusing on the role of institutions in promoting inclusiveness, providing information, enabling local level innovation, encouraging investment, and providing insurance to enable smallholders, women, and poor resource-dependent communities to adopt and benefit from CSA. We discuss the role of state, collective action, and market institutions at multiple levels, with particular attention to the importance of local-level institutions and institutional linkages across levels.