With the intention of providing elements useful for decision making, this study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) analyses the potential impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector in Belize. The document is organised into six chapters. The first chapter contains a review of the literature related to the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector, emphasising the work in the region and Belize. The second chapter provides an overview of the current situation in the agricultural sector, as well as the strategies adopted by the Belizean government in light of climate change. The third chapter presents the methodology of the production functions used to analyse the future impacts of climate change. The fourth chapter gives the econometric results. The quantification of the economic impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector is presented in the fifth chapter, and chapter six contains the conclusions.
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