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.
Climate change and climate variability is already affecting rainfall and temperature patterns in Côte d’Ivoire, eventually leading to decreasing water availability. Agricultural productivity is therefore expected to decrease because of increased temperature and more frequent precipitation extremes.
The overall objective of the project is to increase local communities’ resilience to climate change through resilient livelihoods and integrated natural resources management. 72. The project will deliver this objective through three outcomes:
Outcome 1: Climate proofed institutional frameworks and local development plans at regional and local level;
Outcome 2: Ecosystems resilience to climate change
The Kyrgyz forests face severe degradation due to overharvesting for use as fuel wood (mainly managed by women) and housing construction. The country’s fragile mountain topography, combined with depletion of forest cover, results in wind and water soil erosion on sloping lands. Other interrelated problems relate