The Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region is highly vulnerable and regularly gets exposed to natural disasters, notably drought. Due to climate change, the frequency and severity of these natural disasters are expected to increase. These natural disasters severely impact on food production given that most of the agricultural production in the region is rain-fed. Persistent and deteriorating food and nutrition insecurity remain a major concern particularly in arid and semiarid lands which are hotspots for the highest crisis and emergence food insecurity levels. Apart from conflicts and insecurity, prolonged dry spells and droughts have been the main drivers of food insecurity in these areas. With the ever rising population growth in the GHA region, concerted efforts are needed to stabilise and more importantly increase food production.
The goal of this initiative is to develop and implement adaptation strategies and measures that will strengthen the resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers, agro-pastoralists and pastoralists in the Horn of Africa to climate variability and change. The overall objective is improved adaptive capacity and resilience to current climate variability and change among targeted farmers, agro-pastoralists and pastoralist communities. The target project sites are Golaoda and Mieso in East and West Haraghe in Ethiopia, Taita Taveta County in Kenya, and Sembabule and Isingiro Districts in Uganda.
- Article in Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (September 5, 2018): New Initiative to Boost smallholders’ climate resilience in the Horn of Africa
|Project Component 1: Community adaptation practice||US$ 3,270,882|
|Project Component 2: Climate proofing of extension system||US$ 1,195,118|
|Project Component 3: Climate informed decision making||US$ 1,110,000|
|Project Execution Cost||US$ 646,000|
|Total Project Cost||US$ 5,576,000|
|Implementing Entity Project Cycle Management Fee||US$ 578,000|
|Grant Amount||USD 6,800,000|
|Project document||2 MB|
|Project pre-concept||221 KB|