In Uruguay, smallholders form the backbone of Uruguayan agriculture representing nearly two-thirds of all farmers, but lag behind their larger counterparts in productivity, ideal cattle stocking rates, sustainable use of natural resources and development of smart-agricultural systems. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Basaltic Cuesta and East Hills, where 85% are smallholders (about 14,000) dependent on subsistence farming. With climate change bringing increased rainfall variability and drought, their vulnerability rises even higher.

Read the Adaptation Story to learn more how this Adaptation Fund project “Building resilience to climate change and variability in vulnerable smallholders” helps smallholders in Uruguay to adapt to climate change.


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