Adaptation to Climate-Change in Semi-Arid Environments - Experience and Lessons from Mozambique

ID:

300941

Language:

EN

Document type:

Book

Description:

Southern Africa is one of the regions highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Mozambique is one of the least developing countries in the region experiencing this devastating effect on the agricultural livelihood of its rural population. Climate change will have a significant impact on the Limpopo River Basin and its tributaries which flow across the vast areas of the semi-arid plateau of the southern provinces of Mozambique where the United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) on Environmental Mainstreaming and Adaptation to Climate Change is operating. This publication documents the experiences, successes and challenges being faced in implementing the adaptation interventions in one of the remote districts where very few development agencies are operating. It identifies, at farm and community level, adaptive interventions that have been tested and applied and which have shown positive impact on productivity, broadened livelihoods basis, and improved resilience to climate change in the face of current and future climate-related stresses.

Publication year:

2012

Job number:

I2581

Department:

NR

Division:

NRC

Country:

Mozambique

PDF:

http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2581e/i2581e00.pdf