Rural populations are facing significant challenges from climate change due to a combination of factors including a lack of resources, information, and institutional capacity to adapt. By combining climate change adaptation with traditional development, the vulnerability of these populations can be reduced, and their adaptive capacity improved. Projects focused on rural development typically focus on a combination of factors, such as reversing land degradation and enhancing ecosystem services, to improve a rural population’s ability to cope with climate change as well as their ability to generate income.
The Republic of Tajikistan is the most climate-vulnerable country in Central Asia. Extreme rainfall events have become more frequent and intense, the rainfall season has shortened in many parts of the country, air temperatures have risen markedly, and glacial melting is accelerating. As a result, hydrometeorological disasters such as droughts, floods, mudflows and landslides are
The proposed project general aims at strengthening the adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations, ecosystems and hydroelectric systems in the Río Blanco upper watershed and develop a model of adaptation to climate change that can be replicated in similar context in the country and in the region.
The specific objectives of the project are:
Reduce the impact
In Niger, the country’s agricultural production is faced with the adverse impacts of climate change due to insufficient water availability. The weather variability and climate change have a direct impact on food security, especially in rural areas. On other hand, in areas where water is available, there are difficulties in pumping and accessing the water.