sustainable rural livelihoods
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