The report is the result of a project facilitated by the Meridian Institute which began in August 2010. It is intended to:
- provide context and analysis for addressing agriculture in international climate negotiations, discussing issues such as agricultural production and food security;
- early action opportunities; trade; finance; technology transfer and capacity building; and
- performance and benefits measurement.
The aim of the report is to help inform climate negotiators and other stakeholders to identify options and unpack issues of interest;bnot to express opinions or be prescriptive. It was guided by an iterative process comprised of 40 individual interviews from August to December 2010, and two in-person group consultations convened 15-17 February 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and 11-13 April 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand.