Strategies for effective linkage of science, policy and practice for climate change adaptation
The challenge of designing effective policies for rural and agricultural development ins sub-Saharan Africa is rendered even more complex by the urgent need to promote climate change adaptation. Specific climate change policies and Programs of Action are being developed, and climate change is starting to be addressed in sectoral policies. To make a significant contribution to adaptation, however, there is a need for approaches to policymaking that bridge sectors and the silos of government line ministries and look beyond incremental improvements to consider transformative change. A variety of approaches to the making of policy are being tried including various types of multi-stakeholder forums and platforms.