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2012

Coping with Drought and Climate change (CwDCC) in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Titre : Coping with Drought and Climate change (CwDCC) in Zimbabwe

Country : Zimbabwe

Climate-Related Hazards Addressed : Drought/Water Scarcity

Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations : Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Zimbabwe ; UNDP ; GEF

Objective
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.
By end of project, number of farmers growing a mix of more than four crops including (sorghum, pearl millet, open pollinated variety (opv) maize, groundnuts, cowpeas and cassava increase to at least 60%).By end of project number of farmers using infield rainwater harvesting increase to at least 10%.

Outcome 1 : National institutions have capacity to improve knowledge base to facilitate climate change adaptation •By end of project 100% awareness level is achieved among farmers in project area

Outcome 2 : Livelihood strategies and resilience of vulnerable farmers/pastoralists in the selected pilot sites improved and sustained to cope with drought •Number of households using adapted crop and livestock management practices increase to 20% by end of project. NB : 20% of 1600 farmers

Outcome 3 : Use of climate early warning systems by vulnerable communities in pilot sites increase and drought preparedness improved. •By end of project number of farmers using climatic information increase to 60%. (This is percentage of the 1600 farmers in pilot sites)

Outcome 4 : Farmers/pastoralists outside the pilot site replicate successful approaches to cope with drought •By the end of the project lessons from project sites will have been documented and disseminated widely

Project
The project, Coping with Drought and Climate Change in Zimbabwe, worked to enhance the capacity of agricultural and pastoral communities in Zimbabwe to adapt to climate variability and change. The primary project objective was to demonstrate and promote adoption of a range of gender-sensitive approaches for adaptation to climate change among rural communities currently engaged in agriculture in vulnerable areas of the Chiredzi.
In Chiredzi District, all rural farmers face the same set of management decisions on how to allocate limited resources among crop production, livestock production, and off-farm employment. One of the main considerations in adapting to climate change is how to make the most of limited amounts of water, and how to use climate risk information for agricultural planning.

Primary Beneficiaries : Local Communities in the Chiredzi District and in particular the smallholder farmers within the Chiredzi District.

Funding Source : Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)

Financing Amount : Total Project Cost : $1,938,000 (as of July 2012)

Co-Financing Total : $1,160,000 (as of July 2012) [Government of Zimbabwe : US$680,000, NGOs : US$175,000, UNDP : US$75,000, Others : US$25,000

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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