With increased instances of droughts and extreme rainfall events, and more variability in temperature and rainfall patterns, climate change is threatening agricultural production around the world. The Adaptation Fund finances projects and programmes to help the most vulnerable communities in developing countries cope with these challenges. Fund-financed initiatives include enabling farmers to test climate resilient technologies and practices, from drought tolerant seeds, to improved irrigation systems and more sustainable land management practices. These offer farmers an opportunity to secure their livelihoods before the worst effects are felt.
Saint Lucia’s agricultural sector provides the main source of livelihood security, household food security and incomes for 22% of the population. The productivity of the livelihood base is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as hurricanes, intense rainfall, floods, droughts and temperature changes. Even normal rainfall can a trigger multiple landslides with
In the context of extreme vulnerability of family farmers to climate change in dry land East Guinea-Bissau, the overall objective of the project is to strengthen practices and capacities in climate-smart agriculture in the project region and at institutional level. Through the project’s activities, food security and livelihoods are to be strengthened at household level