Learning Event No 3, Session 1, ARDD 2011: Building the Resilience of African Smallholder Farmers in a Changing Climate
Building the Resilience of AfricanSmallholder Farmers in a Changing Climate Yuven Gounden
Evidence of impact1. 87% of households in the 3 countries experience moderate vulnerability2. Shocks such as drought and disease increase vulnerability and asset ownership at household level3. Properly targeted social protection interventions strengthen farmers’ resilience to shocks
Going to scale1. Rural livelihoods and household asset ownership should inform CSA policy processes2. Voices of vulnerable communities must be given an opportunity to influence policy3. Policy frameworks should address challenges faced by smallholder farmers in adapting to changing climate
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