Developing Multi-Scale Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Farming Communities in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Bangladesh and India

Completed
Crop Production Sector Icon Policy Sector Icon Climate Change Sector Icon
Regional
April 1, 2010
June 30, 2014
USD 5,401,080
Project has gender component.
Ms. Prak Sokhany
Project / Program Manager
Email: ed@ccspcambodia.org
Phone: +855 (12) 940-851

Project Information

Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and India are among the Asian countries most vulnerable to climate change. For these countries there is a high exposure to climate risks (such as increased flooding in lowland areas, increased number of extreme weather events, as well as shifts in seasonal weather patterns). The transitory state of farming societies in these nations further amplifies their extreme vulnerability to climate change. It impacts smallholder households by reducing the the productivity of their farming systems. As well, farmers have a weak capacity to implement effective adaptation programs and there is a lack of robust multi-scale adaptation strategies at the policy making level.

This project aims to develop strategies that enable policy makers to deliver more effective climate adaptation programs relevant to farmer livelihoods and food security. At the same time the scientists will help to build capacity of farming households in selected regions of each of the four countries, enabling them to adapt their rice-based cropping systems to accommodate climate variability and climate change.

Complementary Information

This research project also focuses on gender-differentiated household types and labour resources.

Project Locations

Cambodia, Laos

Project Sectors

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