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Looking Beyond the Horizon - How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
September 4, 2013World Bank J Building, Auditorium J1-050 701 18th St. NW Washington, DC 20433

The book presents the results of a pioneering program to develop a climate-smart approach to agricultural development by examining the challenges and opportunities being created in the agriculture sector in Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. Through economy-wide water modeling, the analysis found that irrigation availability will be severely curtailed in many cases. The book also offers countries practical advice on how to help their agricultural sectors adapt to shifts in climate while limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Laura Tuck - Chair

    Laura Tuck is the Acting Vice President of the Europe and Central Asia Region at the World Bank. Ms. Tuck joined the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank as Director for Strategy and Operations in February 2013. Prior to this she held the same position at the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank from September 2011. Between 2006 and 2011 she was the Director for the Sustainable Development Department in the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the World Bank where she was responsible for Transport, Energy, Water, Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change, Social Development and Disaster Mitigation. From 2002-2006, she was the Director of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Department in the Europe and Central Asia Region. Between 1997 and 2002, she was the Sector Manager for Agriculture and Rural Development in ECA and prior to that was the Lead Economist for the Chief Economist’s Office in that Region. Ms. Tuck spent seven years as a task manager in the MNA Region when she first joined the Bank through the Young Professionals Program in 1987. Before she joined the Bank, Ms. Tuck was an economist for the International Science and Technology Institute and Abt Associates. She also served on the faculty at Princeton University.
  • William Sutton - Presenter

    William Sutton is a Lead Economist and Cluster Coordinator for Agriculture and Environment, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank. Mr. Sutton was formerly Senior Agricultural Economist in the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa, and Europe and Central Asia Regions. He has worked for more than 20 years to promote the integration of agriculture, environment, and climate change around the globe, including efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa. He led the team that won the World Bank Green Award for work on climate change and agriculture in 2011. Prior to joining the World Bank, he led research on wildlife-farmer interactions as a Fulbright Scholar in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia, and worked for three years as an agricultural extension agent in sub-Saharan Africa. He has published more than 30 books, articles, and major reports.
  • Lovell S. (Tu) Jarvis - Discussant

    Lovell S. (Tu) Jarvis is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Special Assistant to the Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis. Mr. Jarvis is Director, Richard Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Davis; Faculty Director, UC Davis – Chile Partnership Program; and a member of the UC President’s Board on Science and Innovation. He chaired the Organizing Committee for the Second Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture hosted by UC Davis and the World Bank in March 2013. He conducts research on agricultural development and policy in less developed countries. His research has included theoretical modeling and empirical analysis of cattle as capital goods and producers as portfolio managers, beef commodity price stabilization, international commodity agreements, technology adoption, biotechnology, animal disease control, African wildlife conservation, food and nutrition policy, agricultural labor markets, water resource management and Chilean agricultural development. He has consulted for the US and foreign governments, the World Bank and other international agencies, and international corporations. He has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Social Science Research Council, as well as a Fulbright Research Award. He has published 5 books and more than 100 articles, book chapters and major reports. He has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chile.
  • Dina Umali-Deininger - Discussant

    Dina Umali-Deininger is Sector Manager for the Agriculture and Rural Development Unit in the Europe and Central Asia Regrion, Sustainable Development Department at the World Bank. Ms. Umali-Deininger oversees analytical and advisory activities and a lending portfolio totaling $1.2 billion focused on agriculture, water resource management and rural development in 22 countries in the ECA region. She began her career in the World Bank in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department in 1991, where she worked on agricultural policy issues in East Asia and Eastern Europe, focusing on public spending, the roles of the public and private sector in agriculture, and sustainable irrigation management. She joined the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Unit in South Asia Region in 1997, her last position being Lead Agricultural Economist and Country Sector Coordinator in the World Bank New Delhi office overseeing the World Bank's Agriculture and Rural Development program in India. In 2007/2008, she also joined the World Development Report team in writing the WDR 2008 on Agriculture for Development. Prior to joining the World Bank, she taught in the University of the Philippines and was a Research Associate in the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines.