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2012

Coping with Drought and Climate Change (CwDCC) in Mozambique

Mozambique

Titre : Coping with Drought and Climate Change (CwDCC) in Mozambique

Country : Mozambique

Climate-Related Hazards Addressed : Drought/Water Scarcity

Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations : Ministry of Environment, Mozambique ; UNDP ; GEF

Contexte
The Government of Mozambique recognizes that the country is vulnerable to catastrophes and that the hazards resulting from climate change are exacerbating the persistence of absolute poverty in Mozambique. Of all of the natural hazards affecting the country, drought is the most common and the most devastating. In light of this challenge, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners are implementing the Coping with Drought and Climate Change (CwDCC) project in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Objective _Contribute to enhancement of food security and the capacity to adapt to climate change in agricultural and pastoral systems in Mozambique (specifically in the Gaza Province, Guijà District) At least 7 of local communities (4267 households) are implementing strategies to cope with drought and climate changes, improving development sustainability in the Guijá district.

* Outcome 1 : Livelihood strategies and resilience of vulnerable farmers in the selected pilot sites improved and sustained to cope with drought and climate change Target : At least 7 communities (4267 households) have introduced drought tolerant crops and conservation agriculture techniques.
* Outcome 2 : Enhanced use of Early Warning Systems for agricultural purposes at the selected pilot sites Target : At least 50% of farmers/ households (3952) are using early warning information into their agricultural practices’ decisions.
* Outcome 3 : Drought mitigation (water scarcity reduced) integrated across sectors and programmes at various levels of society in pilot sites of the project Target : At least 7 communities (4267 household) have access to quality drinkable water and productive water in project pilot sites.
* Outcome 4 : Farmers/Pastoralists outside the pilot sites replicate successful approaches to cope with drought and climate change Target : At least 3 communities out of pilot sites introduce coping with drought and climate change strategies tested within the project.

Project
The projects are scheduled to run for five years with the goal of enhancing the capacity of agricultural systems in dryland areas to adapt to climate variability and change. For Mozambique, the implementation of this project will enhance food security and the capacity to adapt to climate change in agricultural and pastoral systems. More specifically, the Mozambique CwDCC project will reduce drought vulnerability in farming and pastoral communities by guaranteeing water supply and through training the local communities to grow drought-resistant crops, like sweet potato, cassava or sorghum. The project will also help improve the communication lines to make weather forecast and climate information available to communities

Primary Beneficiaries : The communities in the project sites, Mbala-vala, Nhanguenha, Nalazi and Chivonguene communities in Guijá District.

Funding Source : Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)
Financing Amount : $960,000 (as of July 2012)
Co-Financing Total : $1,890,000 (as of July 2012)

Adaptation Learning Mechanism (UNDP)

Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) UNDP : As an interactive online portal for sharing adaptation knowledge with improved availability and accessibility of knowledge for adaptation, the ALM has allowed for a broader dissemination of good adaptation practices

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