Agricultural communities need to be empowered to manage frequent climatic risks. Several technologies are available today that can facilitate this. However, a comprehensive participatory evaluation of these by farming communities has not been done. CCAFS is testing and validating, in partnership with rural communities and other stakeholders, a scalable climate-smart model for agricultural development that includes a range of innovative agricultural risk management strategies that potentially enable communities and households to build more resilient livelihood and sequester more carbon in the soil. The key interventions are weather insurance, agro-advisories based on weather, designed diversification including climate analogues based selection of adapted stress tolerant crop and fodder varieties, and landraces, agri-silvi-horti-pastoral farming systems, and mixed crop-livestock systems; and community- based management of soil, water, seeds and fodder resources (shown as boxes).
Building partnerships - Jesse Naab - GCARD2
BUILDING PARTERNSHIPS TO PROMOTE CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE: A CASE STUDY FROM NORTHERN GHANA J. Naab, R. Zougmore & A.S. Abdoulaye2ND GCARD, 29 – 31 November, 2012, Punta del Este, Uruguay
INTRODUCTIONGhana one of the CCAFS benchmark sites in WAGoal of CCAFS is to promote Climate SmartAgriculture (CSA)CSA can have different meaning depending on thescale it is being applied e.g. local, national or global;Effective partnership to ensure that the differenttemporal and spatial scales work together properly.CSA also entails new financing mechanisms
PurposeTo describe the process of identificationand engagement of key partners for theDoggoh Climate Smart Village in theUpper West Region of Ghana.
The Partnership Building ProcessVillage based surveyGender analysis of climate change issuesOrganizational baseline surveyFarms of the Future WorkshopCommunity workshop to define vision, actionsto be taken and potential partners
PLANNED ACTIVITIES TO BE TAKEN MEN WOMENIntegrated Soil Fertility Soybean production & processingManagement (ISFM) for Small ruminant rearingIncreased Crop Tree planting (Moringa)Production Strengthen existing groupsAgroforestry Improved micro-financingRe-afforestation of activitydegraded areas Nutritional improvement
COMMUNITY LEVEL COMMITTEESGENDER MANAGEMENTINTEGRATED SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENTAGROFORESTRYBUSHFIRE SQUADGENERAL, composed of reps from above committees
DISTRICT WORKSHOPPresentation of community vision, action plan, outcomechallenges etc.Formation of a CCA committee/panelPurpose is to examine how best key stakeholders can worktogether to take a coordinated approach.Quarterly meetings to review, plan, monitor and evaluateprogress;Village committees report to District CCA panel
DISTRICT CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION COMMITTEEChiefs of Doggoh & Bompari villagesAssemblymen for Doggoh & Bompari communities;MOFA, Lawra DistrictMOFA, Jirapa DistrictGender Officer, MOFA, Jirapa DistrictForestry DepartmentVeterinary Officer, Lawra
PARTNERSHIPS IN DOGGOH VILLAGE CSIR-SARI INPUT FORIG DEALERS UG/GIZ GHANAMET/AGHRYMET EXTENSION DOGGOH CSA WIAD VILLAGE LACERD DISTRICT ASSEMBLY MIHOSO MEDIA FSD GNFS
NEXT STEPSDevelop guidelines and MOAsCapacity building for partnersDevelopment & implementation of workplansEstablishment of PM&E measures to drawlessonsReview of implementation & lesson learningincluding review of workplans in response tolessons and re-assessment of priorities.
LESSONS LEARNEDOne of the key benefits of setting up the CCAPanel has been the willingness of agencies towork together.Partners have been happy to sit down together& be open.That has been driven in part by the realizationthat no one organization has the solution andthat this is a new issue.
CHALLENGESThe need & willingness to engage with communities.To recognize the different values that differentpartners hold.These differences can be difficult to reconcile but youneed to recognize that there are differentmotivations, so you need to learn about these andunderstand how to work with them;Mainstreaming climate change into their workplan;Who funds activities of partners???