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Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into the watershed management approach in Eastern Africa

Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into the watershed management approach in Eastern Africa
Sep 2017

Climate change is predicted to have a marked effect on the agricultural sector in Eastern Africa. However, there is considerable potential to adapt to climate change. This can be done within the framework of the watershed management approach. There are compelling reasons for systematically integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into the watershed management. This publication concludes that there is a need to find ways of systematically doing this while being able to measure the adaptation benefits for the inhabitants of these watersheds as well as the mitigation benefits accrued by the actions. It explains what is meant by integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into the watershed management; describes the benefits; gives examples; and ultimately serves as a guide and advocacy tool for a greater focus on systematically integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into watershed management, for environmental as well as social and economic benefits.

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