The emphasis of activities was on identifying, evaluating, prioritizing and testing locally relevant adaptation practices (particularly for drought), focusing on selected areas of crops, livestock and forest-based livelihood systems, to stabilize and improve yields. Technical capacity building took place through need-based training programmes focusing on location specific adaptation practices identified. The TCP also built an information and knowledge base on climate change impacts and community-based adaptation, and harnessed existing opportunities provided by the NAPA for integration of climate change issues into national and district development plan and sectoral policies.
- Targeted training programmes to strengthen technical capacity to address climate- related vulnerabilities and risks provided at national, district and community level and suitable adaptation strategies and practices in agriculture-based livelihood (i.e. crops, livestock and agroforestry) promoted.
- Inventory of suitable location specific adaptation practices (i.e. crops, livestock, crops-livestock interaction and agroforestry) relevant to dryland and mountain ecosystem documented and field demonstration conducted on selected adaptation practices for farm level application and up-scaling.
- Climate change-related impacts and vulnerabilities on crop, livestock and forest-based livelihood systems in the two major livelihood zone of the country assessed and produced; and baseline studies on local climate-related vulnerabilities and coping and adaptation strategies documented and produced.