Strengthening Farmers Communities Livelihoods Resilience Against Climate Changes in the Guinean Prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Ministry of Environment, Water and Forestry
Agriculture and livestock are the main economic activities in the prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali. However, while their importance for the economy and community livelihoods is undeniable, agriculture and livestock farming in Gaoual, Koundara and Mali remain of subsistence, dependent entirely on the natural resource potential and characterized by unsustainable environmental practices.The agriculture and livestock production are currently facing several constraints which limit their productivity and render them highly vulnerable to any external shock including climate effects.
1) Local Authorities are technically strengthened to promote climate resilient local development
2) Climate change information systems are established to guide climate resilient agroforestry practices
3) Climate resilient Agroforestry is promoted in the prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali to increase community livelihood resilience
As detailed in the 12-7-2011 - Guinea Project Identification Form [attached].
- Output 1.1: 300 GKM CRD councils members, Urban Districts councils members, and decentralized institution staffs are sensitized about climate change risks, trained on how to integrate climate change risks and support the implementation of agroforestry in the implementation of regional PNDA action plans through the PLDs, PAIs and BCAs.
- Output 1.1: Community based land, forest and watershed management plans and regulation tools (custom laws and agreements) are developed and implemented for the enforcement of the agro-hydro-climatic zoning of the Prefectures of GKM developed in the framework of the output 2.1.1 in order to orient agro-sylvo-pastoral activities towards the most appropriate areas and promote the implementation of agroforestry as strategy to adapt to climate changes in the prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali. These tools will coordinate with the strategic plan of the Guinea-Guinea Bissau trans-boundary Protected Areas developed in the framework of the AGIR project. Indeed, the AGIR project (2000 - 2005) has supported the production of a strategic plan for the management of the Guinea - Guinea Bissau trans-boundary Protected Area (the Guinean section of this trans-boundary PA is located in the prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Boke) and which organize the agriculture, livestock and other economic activities in the PA and its surroundings. This outcome will additionally assess and codify the experience and knowledge generated from the application of these custom laws and provided to the decision makers for an improvement of the regulatory framework.
- Output 1.3: Local development plans (PLDs), annual and multi-years investments programmes (PAIs/MIPs) and annual community budgets (BCAs) of the 15 most vulnerable GKM Rural Development Communities (CRD) are updated to integrate climate change risks and dispositions to address the technical, financial, institutional, regulatory, organizational, and other constraints to climate resilient agroforestry scaling-up as adaptation strategies.
- Output 2.1: An agro-meteorological action plan is developed and implemented in the 3 prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali. The action plan will allow to: i) determine the required agro-meteorological information needed for a climate resilient agroforestry; ii) identify the needs for capacity building to obtain the necessary agro-meteorological information; iii) design and organize capacity building for key institutions; iv) organize production and dissemination of priority agro-meteorological information to the appropriate end-users;
- Output 2.2: Local multidisciplinary group for agro-meteorological assistance (LGMAs) in each of the 15 most vulnerable CRDs are established to coordinate the gathering of climatic information as well as the production and dissemination of agro-meteorological information and advisory support. The LGMAs will be made up of local representatives from the DMN, the agricultural, livestock, environment, water resources, fauna and forestry resources ministries, of the community based organizations, local NGOs and other relevant institutions.
- Output 2.3: An agro-hydro-climatic zoning of the prefectures of GKM (vulnerable lands, forests and watercourses, areas for types of crops, for grazing, watercourses for irrigations etc) is elaborated and submitted to local authorities and decentralized institutions to support the elaboration of climate resilient PLDs and PAIs and the promotion of resilient agroforestry strategies.
- Output 3.1: Training package on climate resilient agroforestry is designed and implemented for 1,500 farmers from the 15 most vulnerable CRDs in GKM prefectures. This training programme will firstly start by a training of trainers who will replicate the training to other farmers. This output will also, with the support of the Agriculture research center of Bareng (in Guinea) and other relevant international research center, develop training modules and methodologies that other projects and programmes could use beyond the project life and scope.
- Output 3.2: An advisory support group, made up of the trainers trained as a result of output 3.1, and selected members of the AAGs have established to provide climate resilient agroforestry advice to farmers. This output will also put at the disposal of the local authorities of a strategic document for the maintaining of this advisory group beyond the project life to ensure the sustainability of this service. This strategy will assess the feasibility of the privatization of this service through its inclusion in package of support service provided by the farmers associations to their members and the assessment of their willingness to pay such service.
- Output 3.3: 200 community farms are supported (farmers organization, farm lay-out, acquisition of resilient seeds and tree species, farm running) to implement climate resilient agroforestry technologies in the prefectures of GKM. Additionally, this output, with the support of the research sector in Guinea, will support the assessment and the codification of the experiences and knowledge generated from these community agroforestry farms and their dissemination in Gaoual, Koundara and Mali and beyond the project areas and life.
- Output 3.4: An operational supply chain for the production and diffusion of drought resistant agroforestry inputs (trees, crop seeds and livestock species) is established in Gaoual, Koundara and Mali. This output will support the development of nurseries of climate resilient trees and livestock species, facilitate the acquisition of resilient main staple crop seeds, and the dissemination of these inputs to the farmers of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali.
- Output 3.5: A strategy to support the commercialization of products derived from agroforestry is implemented in the prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali. This strategy will consist in supporting the organization of agroforestry farmers, the establishment of small units for the conservation and transformation of agroforestry products related to the multifunctional platform project, the implementation of marketing actions and infrastructures, the establishment of a label proper to these agroforestry products, the development of a channel of agroforestry products linking producers to consumers.
As detailed in the 12-7-2011 - Guinea Project Identification Form [attached].
UNDP/GEF Regional Technical Advisor (Green-LECRDS)
- Henry Rene Diouf
- +27 83 442 9989
Project Status:SOF Pipeline Entry (as of 6 February 2012)
Primary Beneficiaries:Rural communities of Guinea Prefectures of Gaoual, Kaundara and Mali
Implementing Agency:World Bank
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:World Bank, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MARH), National Sewerage and Sanitation Agency (ONAS), General Directorate of Rural Engineering (DGGRE) and General Directorate of Environment and Quality of Life (DGEQV)
The objective of the Second Natural Resources Management Project for Tunisia is to improve the living conditions of rural communities in the project areas in terms of access to basic infrastructure and services, sustainable increase the three agencies income, and improved natural resource management practices by fostering an integrated approach to community-based development.
There are three components to the project. 1. Component one: support to Participatory Development Plan (PDP) investments - this component will contribute to the project development objective by supporting the financing of investments within the PDPs framework which reflect the priority needs of local communities in the project target areas. 2. Component two: support to the development of treated wastewater use for agriculture - the objective of this component is to support the National Program for Wastewater Reuse through the transfer of treated wastewater from the Greater Tunis area towards the interior of the country (south of the Tunisian Dorsal) where demand for water is high. In these areas demand for water is high and treated wastewater will help to increase yields on agricultural land, reduce fluctuations in agricultural production, and enhance adaptation to climate variability and change. 3. Component three: institutional strengthening and awareness raising - the objective of this component is to support the mainstreaming of the Integrated Participatory Approach (IPA) in rural development in the three governorates of Jendouba, Kasserine, and Medenine through institutional strengthening and capacity building of target groups involved in project implementation. The component will also support the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for project activities and for safeguards, and communication and sensitization on sustainable land management, and environmental issues.
Agricultural Development Groups have been formed and are managing income-generating activities. An increased number of farmers benefit from quality advisory services. Increased number of small irrigated areas created and rehabilitated. Increased number of small water supply systems. Viable income-generating activities implemented. Increased capacity of farmers to adopt SLM practices to increase productivity and enhance climate resilience. Water storage capacity improved (water tanks). Irrigation efficiency improved (water saving equipment used). Increased area of productive land is protected from erosion. Reduction in soil loss in areas protected from erosion.
Project Status:Under Implementation
Model Forest Policy Program
The Model Forest Policy Program (MFPP) is now accepting applications for 2011 Climate Solutions University: Forest and Water Strategies (CSU). This program offers rural communities the opportunity to protect their natural resources and be part of the climate adaptation solutions urgently needed across the country. Applications are due by 5:00 PM CST, September 15th, 2010.
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, University of the South Pacific (USP)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Benefits of the ongoing community-based climate change adaptation initiative calls for the strengthening of monitoring, evaluation and communications component. The project would support efforts towards internalizing climate change adaptation within rural communities of Fiji and enable the replication of best practices from the six pilot sites to other rural communities through mobilized resources using cost-sharing arrangement with UNDP or parallel funding. Main deliverables include: 1. Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) framework; 2.
Project Status:Project Brief Drafted and Finalized
Benefits of Organic Agriculture as a Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy for Developing CountriesSubmitted by andrea on Thu, 2010-01-21 05:08
Organic agriculture (OA) is a concrete and promising strategy for adaptation to climate change and variability for rural communities has additional potential as a mitigation strategy.
OA is a sustainable livelihood strategy with decades of use in several climate zones and widely variable local conditions. Its financial requirements for adaptation or mitigation are low. Further research is needed on yields from OA and its mitigation and sequestration potential. Other critical aspects to consider are information provision and institutional structures.
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable; Ministère du Développement Rural; Ministère de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement
To increase the resilience of rural communities to increased water stress and reduced productivity of agricultural and livestock sector as related to climate change impacts. Situated in the Saharan region of West Africa, Mauritania fronts the Atlantic Ocean on the west is bordered by Western Sahara on the northwest, Algeria on the north, Mali on the east and southeast, and Senegal on the southwest. Except for the valley of the River Senegal on the south, two thirds of Mauritania is within the Sahara Desert.
1. Vulnerable crop production systems adapted to current and future climate change impact
2. Increased climate resilience of livestock system
3. Increased efficiency and climate-proofed water management systems
4. Capacity building and awareness raising on climate change impact on rural production systems
- Suitable farming and environmental conditions restored under a context of deterioration due to changed climatic conditions.
- Quality of crops improved in terms of increased resilience to climatic factors.
- Risk associated with possible decreases in crop productivity minimized (leading to a % reduction of crop failure due to increased climatic stress) and % reduction of crop productivity derived from increased pressure of divagating livestock reduced.
- Economic vulnerability of rural livelihoods reduced by ensuring a % increase in farmers’ income thanks to the diversification of protected crop production (at least two secondary crops in the oasis) and by ensuring a % increase in wood energy supply (by planting a small scale perimeter of tree species adapted to arid zone).
- Integrated livestock cropping systems piloted in 5 oasis and/or potentially irrigated areas
- % increase in feed units uptake from valorized fodder to improved animal resilience to climatic stress
- Decrease in livestock mortality expected from climate change impact
- Decrease pressure on pastoral areas around oasis zones leading to less degradation and better resilience of cropping systems
- Improve natural regeneration of arid adapted Panicum species through air seeding in vicinity of the oasis
- Improved range management system compatible with rangeland production and capacity in oasis region and semi-arid zone
- Reliable system for water resource monitoring is established in targeted areas
- Drip irrigation systems implemented in 8 oasis and/or semi-arid areas
- 40 % increase in water use efficiency for irrigation due to the adoption of suitable water conservation technologies.
- Breaking water runoff dikes in oasis zones constructed
- National and local water management planning consider adequately climate change impact
- Decision makers trained on increasing the resilience of national/local water management policies (6 sessions)
- 15 villages and 40 households targeted by adaptation awareness raising campaigns
- Traditional knowledge is captured through case studies and dissemination mechanisms at the local level are designed/promoted
- Training materials on adaptation of agricultural production systems to climate change is produced
Project Contact Person: Mr. Naoufel Telahigue Programme Manager GECC Unit PMD, IFAD Email: email@example.com Tel: +390654592572
Project Status:Council Approved.
Primary Beneficiaries:rural communities
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP
The objective of this project is to develop the adaptive capacity of subsistence farmers and rural communities to withstand climate change in Agro-ecological Regions I and II in Zambia.
The Zambia National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) highlights that the strong dependence of Zambian communities on rain-fed agriculture renders them particularly vulnerable to climate change (including variability) effects such as drought, flooding, extreme temperatures and prolonged dry spells, which precipitate widespread crop failure, negatively impact food and water security and, ultimately, affec
1. Capacity development to conduct and apply climate risk assessments to planning processes
2. Demonstraton activity: Adaptive practices in water and land management in drought-prone areas piloted
3. Replication of demonstration projects
4. Lessons learned component
1.1 Number of government planners and private sector trained on climate risk management for improved agricultural productivity.
1.2 Effective Early Warning Systems developed to enhance preparedness and reduce climate-related risks
1.3 Economic impact assessment on the adaptation value of climate risk information to protect agricultural incomes from climate change effects.
2.1 Techniques for soil and water conservation as well as soil improvement tested for their ability to improve the productivity of small-scale agriculture.
2.2 Crop diversification practices tested for their ability to improve resilience of farmers to drought.
2.3 Alternative livelihoods tested for their ability to diversify incomes away from maize production.
2.4 Community-based water capacity and irrigation systems improved or developed to test their ability to raise agricultural productivity.
3.1 Awareness of climate change risks and to the economic value of adaptation responses raised among policy- and decision-makers.
3.2 National policy dialogues conducted to discuss project findings in relation to cost effectiveness of piloted options
3.3 Policies that require adjustments to promote adaptation identified and reviewed.
4.1 Knowledge and lessons learned to support implementation of adaptation measures compiled and disseminated
Project Contact Person
Regional Technical Advisor
+27 (012) 354 8056
Project Status:CEO Endorsed
Primary Beneficiaries:subsistence farmers and rural communities
Building the Capacity of the Agriculture Sector in DR Congo to Plan for and Respond to the Additional Threats Posed by Climate Change on Food Production and Security
Implementing Agency:United Nations Development Programme
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:n/a
The primary objective of the project is to strengthen capacities of agricultural (including cropping, livestock husbandry and fisheries) communities to adapt to climate change in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This project is based on priorities outlined for the agriculture sector in the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) for DRC. Specifically, the project addresses the second NAPA priority, due the fact that the first identified priority referred to enhancing energy access within rural areas, which is not eligible under the LDCF.
Component 1: Needs Assessments and technical feasibility of adaptation options and measures
Component 2: Project Development
Component 3: Consultation with key stakeholders
Component 4: Develop a financial plan and co-funding scheme
As outlined in the project preparation grant of July 11, 2008, the expected outputs from the Preparation phase based on assessments undertaken under Components 1-4, which will feed into the Project Document are:
Outcomes for the project should include:
- Improving the resilience of crop systems used by rural populations;
- Strengthening the technical capacities of small farmers and agricultural institutions;
- Capturing and disseminating best practices.
Project Contact Person
- Tom Twining-Ward
- Regional Technical Advisor for CC-A, West Africa
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Status:Under Implementation
Primary Beneficiaries:small farmers, rural populations
To increase the resilience of Mongolian livestock system to changing climatic conditions by strengthening the adaptive capacity of the livestock system as well as the capacity of herders' groups to cope with climate change impact.
- 1. Increasing the climate change adaptive capacity of the Mongolian pastoral system
- 2. Strengthening of the capacity of RMMCs and raising awareness on climate change impacts in rural communities
- 3. Improved rural risk management system
- 4. Project management
- 1. A. Up to 5,000 ha of degraded pasture restored in demonstration sites, including increased vegetation cover with different varieties of perennials that are tolerant to drought B. Traditional pasture/grazing management techniques and indigenous practices captured and disseminated where appropriate through RMMCs C. Innovative water harvesting techniques introduced in 400 ha D. 20 mobile solar water units tested
- 2. A. Natural resource map updated to include climate induced variations B. 204 RMMCs and 600 herders groups trained and enabled to implement autonomously adaptation measures C. Exchange network established
- 3. A. Natural resource map updated to include climate induced variations B. 204 RMMCs and 600 herders groups trained and enabled to implement autonomously adaptation measures C. Exchange network established
- Mr. Jesús Quintana Programme Officer GECC
- Programme Management Department IFAD
- Tel.: +39 06 5459 2210
- Email: email@example.com
Project Status:Council Approved