chapter  19
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Climate Change, Food Security, and Livelihood Opportunities in Mountain Agriculture

The advancement of any country depends upon agriculture that is the backbone of most of the many countries of the world. Correspondingly, agriculture is the main sector having potential to eliminate poverty because proportion of people living less than $1.25/day had dropped (FAO, 2012). Consequently, to exterminate starvation and paucity, focus must be toward agriculture sector especially in climate change that is most concerned issue of the era. World population is projected to be 8 Billion in 2025 therefore, understanding the climate change effects on agriculture needs extra consideration to feed billion of population. It was estimated that around 60% of the world population live in Asia and population is rising with double swift, that is,1% per year (UN, 2012).