approach adaptation is the subject of mounting policy debates across the region, especially with youth pressing policymakers for more immediate action. This section outlines some key considerations and policy recommendations.
Awareness of the positive synergies across adaptation, the macroeconomy, and development outcomes—creating a virtuous cycle that boosts inclusive growth—will help governments develop comprehensive adaptation strategies. For example, the ability of improved seeds to reduce the weather-sensitivity of crops can benefit agricultural productivity even
spread of disease and facilitates access to safe drinking water.
Better quality and coverage of irrigation systems and use of machinery can improve the resilience of agricultural production, including through consistent water flow, creation of dikes, erosion protection, and deeper seed planting. But this requires sufficient rural electricity provision that is currently lacking in Congo as well as the associated legislation to incentivize its supply.
The weathersensitivity of crops can be reduced through use of improved seeds, fertilizer, insecticide, and