Rural Development

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.

Increasing adaptive capacity of local communities, ecosystems and hydroelectric systems in the Río Blanco upper watershed (Toachi-Pilatón watershed) with a focus on Ecosystem and Community Based Adaptation and Integrated Adaptive Watershed Management

Ecuador - Latin America and Caribbean

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

AYNINACUY: Strengthening the livelihoods of vulnerable highland communities in the provinces of Arequipa, Caylloma, Condesuyos, Castilla and La Union in the Region of Arequipa, Peru

Peru - Latin America & Caribbean

In Peru raising Andean camelids is the main livelihood among the highland communities, whose population engaged in this activity, is estimated to be approximately 1.5 million. Camelid producing areas in Peru include the provinces with the highest levels of poverty and marginalization. Due to the impacts of climate change, the activity of raising camelids by vulnerable

Enhancing Resilience of Agriculture to Climate Change to Support Food Security in Niger, through Modern Irrigation Techniques

Niger - Sub-Saharan Africa

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. This