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Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists (SHARP)

A significant number of sub-Saharan countries are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to poor soils, erratic rainfalls, high temperatures, aridness, reliance on rain-dependent and/or finite natural resources, lack of infrastructures and high population growth rate. FAO works in synergy with a number of partners to operate projects aimed at improving the resilience of farmers and herders in a effort to safe-guard their way of life, preserve their local indigenous knowledge and improve the livelihoods of their communities.

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. 

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