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Adaptation to the Effects of Drought and Climate Change in Zambia


Titre : Adaptation to the Effects of Drought and Climate Change in Zambia

Country : Zambia

Climate-Related Hazards Addressed : Drought/Water Scarcity

Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations : Zambia Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources ; Government of Zambia ; UNDP ; GEF

The project, "Adaptation to the Effects of Drought and Climate Change in Zambia", will support climate-resilient water management and agricultural practices. Pilot projects will test water harvesting and irrigation systems, improved land and water management practices, and crop diversification options in relation to financial sustainability and ability to reduce vulnerability to climate change. The project’s basic starting point will be the application of high quality climate risk assessments for the project, to inform the water and agricultural pilots. The project will also seek to improve the capacity to supply and use climate risk information for seasonal climate risk management. Additionally, enhancing coordination between the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Zambia Meteorological Department is aimed at improving the efficacy of pre-existing early warning systems in communicating climate risk information to the Ministry of Agriculture. •Outcome 1 : Climate change risks integrated into critical decision-processes for agriculture management at the local, sub-national, and national levels. •Outcome 2 : Agricultural productivity in the pilot site resilient to anticipated changes in the patterns and level of rainfall. •Outcome 3 : National fiscal and regulatory policy incentivise adaptation responses in the agricultural sector

Primary Beneficiaries : Citizens at risk of food shortages resulting from climate change induced drought and flood. Additionally, to enhance water infrastructure for citizens without adequate access for direct consumption and irrigation.

Funding Source :Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)
Financing Amount : 3,800,000 (as of July 10, 2012)
Co-Financing Total : 9,800,000 (as of July 10, 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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