Ajay K Jha

Ajay K. Jha, Director, PAIRVI Associates, talks about how agriculture is a highly neglected subject in climate negotiations. For developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, it is not only the most important source of food security but also livelihoods. Agriculture is already experiencing huge negative impacts due to climate change and unpredictability of the climate. 8 billion out of 10 billion population by the end of the century will be living in developing countries, and will mainly depend on agriculture for food. He says it is high time that agriculture was brought out of parenthesis and included in the mainstream negotiations, and in both tracks (AWG KP and AWG LCA), as it has huge potential for mitigation as well as adaptation.