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Coping with Drought and Climate Change


Pays  : Mozambique

Organisme de financement  : UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Organisme d’exécution  :

Approuvé le : November 27, 2006

Finalité et objectifs

To develop and pilot a range of coping mechanisms for reducing the vulnerability of farmers and pastoralists to future climate shocks.


1. The Republic of Mozambique is vulnerable to the effects of climate change characterized by the occurrence of extreme events such as severe tropical cyclones, floods and droughts. The most vulnerable regions of the country include the Lower Limpopo Zone, Semi-Arid Interior Zones of Gaza and Inhambane, and the Upper Limpopo Zone. The combination of vulnerability to climate change and the need to create synergies with existing/ongoing efforts on drought mitigation, have favored the selection of a pilot site within the Limpopo Basin area, namely the Guijá district. The project will support interventions in two communities in the Guijá district. These were selected on the basis of their high vulnerability, the representation of all three district livelihood zones (The upper Limpopo, the Semi Arid Interior and the Lower Limpopo), contrasting existing adaptive capacity, and relatively easy access.

2. This project will assist Mozambique to adapt to the long-term adverse effects of climate change. The strategy adopted in this project builds on the development baseline, and includes additional activities to increase adaptive capacity to cope with drought under changing climatic conditions.

3. The project addresses the future impacts of long-term climate change, increasing the adaptive capacity of local and national stakeholders to cope with increased frequency and intensity of drought, which the INC has identified as a major consequence of climate change. This means that project stakeholders need to build their capacity to adapt to changing climatic conditions. The project strategy presented here builds capacity to continually review the sustainability of land management systems and adapt them as the impacts of climate change alter the underlying drivers of productivity.

4. The project will contribute to the Goal of enhancing food security and the capacity to adapt to climate change in agricultural and pastoral systems in Mozambique. In order to support progress towards this Goal, the project Objective is : To develop and pilot a range of coping mechanisms for reducing the vulnerability of farmers and pastoralists to future climate shocks. It will secure this Objective through activities generating four Outcomes : (1) Farmers/pastoralists in the selected pilot sites are able to cope with drought ; (2) Early warning systems provide timely and relevant information to farmers/pastoralists to assist them in coping with drought ; (3) Drought preparedness and mitigation policies support farmers/ pastoralists in coping with drought ; (4) Farmers/ pastoralists inside and outside the pilot sites deploy and replicate successful approaches to cope with drought.

Informations financières

GEF Grant : 960,000 US$
Cofin Amount : 929,840 US$
Project Cost : 1,889,840 US$

Lien vers le site GEF (Global Environment Facility)

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