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Published Date: Jul 16, 2018

Towards a climate resilient cotton value chain in Pakistan: Understanding key risks, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities
Samavia Batool, Fahad Saeed
Executive Summary

This working paper aims to contribute to understanding vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climaterelated
risks in semi-arid areas for actors associated with the cotton value chain (CVC) in Pakistan, which is a
continuation of Batool and Saeed (2017). These papers are part of the PRISE project ‘Harnessing opportunities
for climate-resilient economic development in semi-arid lands: Adaptation options in the cotton value chain’,
and follow the three-step Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) methodology, as outlined
in Carabine and Simonet (2017). VC-ARID enables the identification of climate risks, adaptation options and
opportunities for livelihood development of actors involved in the CVC in Pakistan.
Given the increasing climate change impacts on cotton production in semi-arid regions in Pakistan, this study
has been conducted to identify climate risks facing CVC actors in Pakistan (especially Punjab from where the
average annual contribution to the total cotton production is 80% ), based on various climate indicators (like
temperature, rainfall, and climate extremes etc.). Identification of climate risks helped identify comparative
vulnerabilities depending on the different landholdings, geographic locations and gender, by using a mix of
qualitative and quantitative methods. Moreover, the study also explored the current adaptation practices at
the farm-level, drivers of adaptation decision-making, opportunities for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to
support farm-level adaptation, and potential ways to increase the resilience of CVC in semi-arid regions of the