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2007

CPP Namibia : Adapting to Climate Change through the Improvement of Traditional Crops and Livestock Farming (SPA)

Namibia

Titre : Mise en place de l’Observatoire des ressources en eau et des milieux associés du bassin de la Volta

Pays  : Namibia

Organisme de financement  : UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Approuvé le : August 21, 2007

Goal
To assist the Republic of Namibia to devise and implement adaptation strategies to cope with the predicted effects of climate change in the North Central region thus improving livelihoods and food security among the most vulnerable communities.

Objective
The project objective is “To assist subsistence farmers to better manage and cope with climate change-induced droughts by promoting indigenous and heat tolerant crops and livestock species”.

The objective will be achieved through the following two outcomes and associated activities :

(i) Piloting and testing adaptation measures in agricultural production through the use of drought resistant and heat tolerant crop varieties and livestock breeds ; • Support for increased use of perennial crops to reduce land degradation • Economic and technical evaluations and the provision of incentives for investments (development of public/private sector partnerships) in mechanisms such as insurance, seed banks and grain storage facilities • Interventions to improve management of soil-water cycles building on traditional knowledge and coping methods for climate variability • Institutional support and training for extension personnel and farmers in rural communities. • Design and testing of alternative and complementary (to agriculture) economic activities, enterprises and livelihoods • Enhance the capture of economic benefits through support for ongoing and new value-added and marketing initiatives for indigenous products and services

(ii) Improving early warning systems at local level through improved coordination of information flow • Design and implementation of mechanisms for better coordination of early warning systems along the chain of national and local institutions • Processing and dissemination of data and information on best practices, indigenous farming techniques and weather forecasting for farmer and other beneficiaries

Informations financières
GEF Grant : 1,000,000 US$
Cofin Amount : 5,795,806 US$
Project Cost : 6,795,806 US$

GEF (Global Environment Facility )

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