Coping with Drought and Climate Change

What is the project about

Work done by the Coping with Drought and Climate Change Project has assisted to switch to more weather resistant small grains
Work done by the Coping with Drought and Climate Change Project has assisted to switch to more weather resistant small grains

The project seeks to develop food security and sustainable management of natural resources and the environment through among others, enhanced use of traditional and early warning systems, and integrating preparedness and mitigation mechanisms across sectors, policies and programmes.

Development Objectives
To demonstrate and promote adoption of a range of gender segregated approaches for adaptation to climate change among rural communities currently engaged in agriculture in vulnerable areas of Chiredzi district as a national model.

Project outputs:

  • National institutions have capacity to improve knowledge base to facilitate climate change adaptation
  • Livelihood strategies and resilience of vulnerable farmers/pastoralists in the selected pilot sites improved and sustained to cope with drought
  • Use of climate early warning systems by vulnerable communities in pilot sites increase and drought preparedness improved.

What have we accomplished so far

The following reports have been produced:

  • Project Baseline Study
  • Downscaling climate change scenarios for Save and Runde River Basins
  • An assessment of the Sensitivity of Save and Runde Surface Water supplies to climate change impacts
  • Climate Risk and vulnerability assessment for Chiredzi District
  • Climate change scenarios for the Save Catchment of Zimbabwe with Special reference to Chiredzi: synthesis report.
  • Challenges and opportunities for climate change adaptation among small-holder farmers in southeast Zimbabwe
  • Lessons and experiences of the Coping with Drought and Climate Change project in Zimbabwe

Who Finances it?



2010
Donor name Amount contributed per year
Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) $120.0000

Delivery in previous fiscal year

  Delivery
2011 98.46%
Project Overview
Status
Active
Project Start Date
October 2007
Estimated End Date
September 2012
Geographic Coverage
Chiredzi District, South East Lowveld, Zimbabwe
Focus Area
Energy & Environment; Poverty Reduction
Project Officer
Daisy Mukarakate
Partners
Environmental Management Agency