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.

Building resilience for adaptation to climate change and climate vulnernabilities in agriculture in Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia - Latin America and Caribbean

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

Building Resilience of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change in Iraq

Iraq - Asia-Pacific

The agricultural sector in Iraq is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Climate change is already showing major impacts in terms of water scarcity and soil salinization, with increased vulnerability of poor rural communities. The predicted future climate conditions will significantly reduce water availability in the spring/summer periods critical for crop production, causing marked reduction

Scaling up climate-smart agriculture in East Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau - Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Climate Smart Agriculture: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of the Rural Communities in Lebanon (AgriCAL)

Lebanon - Asia-Pacific

Agriculture in Lebanon is one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate change due to the limited availability of water and land resources and the pressures of population growth and urbanization. Higher temperatures, reduced precipitation and higher evapo-transpiration will decrease soil moisture and increase aridity, which will affect the overall agricultural yield of crops. A