Climate Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector: Lessons from Vermont

November 2, 2017

Hurricane Harvey recently caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses across Texas, and as climate change threatens communities with more extreme storms, drought, and salt water intrusion from sea-level rise, the agricultural sector will face increasing risks.

This report from the Georgetown Climate Center describes climate-smart agricultural practices and efforts states can take to help farms prepare for climate change impacts. The report also includes a case study of how the State of Vermont supported adaptation in the agricultural sector after Hurricane Irene in 2011, which may be helpful to states and communities recovering from recent storms. The report was authored by Deborah Markowitz, former Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

To find more resources on adaptation in the agricultural sector, please visit the Agriculture and Food sector in the Adaptation Clearinghouse.



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