chapter  7
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Climate Change Resilient Island Horticulture

Climate change is a crosscutting issue, affecting a multitude of sectors and activities like agriculture, water, health, tourism, land use, ecosystems management, disaster risk reduction, and gender, and requires crosssectoral approaches for adaptation. To sustain livelihoods, people use a wide range of social, physical, natural, financial and human resources. To analyze livelihoods-climate linkages, those resources most important to livelihoods and short-term coping and longer-term adaptation must be identified, keeping in mind that different group will rely on different resources. It is widely recognized that there are differentiated impacts of climate change and that the poor will be hit hardest (Allaby, 1989).