The Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists (SHARP) tool addresses the need to better understand and incorporate the situations, concerns and interests of family farmers and pastoralists relating to climate resilience.



The SHARP tool is developed in a collaborative manner with numerous contributors in the context of ongoing GEF-financed climate change projects. SHARP is both a project planning tool as well as a monitoring tool which works by first identifying areas of poor resilience and providing a baseline upon which changes can be assessed. It fills a void in farm system resilience assessments carried out in an integrated participatory, yet scientifically sound manner. The questionnaire seeks to assess governance, environmental, social and economic resilience with local facilitators in a participatory manner. 


SHARP testing in Mali, 2014

         SHARP at a glance




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SHARP presentation at the World Food System Conference 2015


A link to the website with all presentations can be found here 




The development of SHARP has received funding from the European Union through the Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union or the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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