Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Resilience analysis in the target areas of "Carbon Sequestration through Climate Investment in Forests and Rangelands (CS-FOR)" project in the Kyrgyz Republic
Subtitle
FAO resilience analysis report No.18
Author
Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) Team, FAO
Publication date
21/05/2019
Abstract
The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in Central Asia. Situated on the north-east, and located– between the Tien Shan and the Pamir mountain systems), it is considered one of the least accessible countries in the world. Its isolation poses is a vast obstacle to trade and transportation, further amplified by inadequate infrastructure. Rainfall has been highly inconsistent and large parts of the country experienced a decrease in the precipitation in the last two decades, together with an increase in the temperature (more intense droughts with consequences on crop production and availability of water for livestock). Forests and pastures are particularly sensitive to climate change, and the reduced productivity of pastures, the declining resilience of forest ecosystems and the increased exposure to natural disasters, are increasing the overall vulnerability of communities and negatively affecting rural livelihoods. In view of the rising awareness of the impact of climatic change, building resilience to climate change has naturally become one of the major goals for institutional bodies (both national and international). The report presents the linkage between resilience and climatic change impact in order to test the reactivity of households and thereby verify the importance of different coping strategies available in the household context in their ability to impact the level of Resilience Capacity Index (RCI) and their climate sensitivity.
Region
Asia