Conducting a SHARP assessment with a womens group in Senegal

Working with field school facilitators in Senegal

Meeting with local government officials in Mali

Meeting with members from an agro-pastoral field school in Mali

SHARP facilitator workshop in Mali

FAO staff working with a group of women

Conducting a SHARP assessment with agro-pastoralists

Meeting with a field school in the Karamoja region of Uganda

Testing SHARP in an agro-pastoral field school

SHARP facilitator workshop

Karamojan village (Uganda)

Fishing in central Uganda

Kraal in Karamoja

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.

SHARP presentation at the FAO Drylands Monitoring Week 2015

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


FAO news article on SHARP



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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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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