WASH & Climate Change
Feb- Dec, 2018
Norwegian Churach Aid (NCA)
To build resilience of vulnerable farming community to better adapt to climate variations through adaptation strategies and actions for sustainable management of land and water resources.
Project Goal: To build resilience of vulnerable farming community to better adapt to climate variations through adaptation strategies and actions for sustainable management of land and water resources.
Project Objective: The vulnerable farming community have successfully taken climate change adaptation measures in crop, land and water management to ensure their food security.
Outcome 1; assessment of vulnerabilities to climate change and development of Community Adaptation Plans by the vulnerable communities at the villages level to determine their priorities regarding management of land and water resources in the wake of climate change and variability. Community will be mobilized to coordinate these plans with other organizations and line departments for implementation. Awareness sessions will be organized separately for communities, civil society and line departments on the adverse impact of climate change and adaptation approaches. Active participation of the local community, civil society organizations and government functionaries will be ensured to help the climate sensitization objective and formulation of adaptation plans and integration of adaptation options in other plans easy and implementable.
Outcome 2; is based on the capacity building of the vulnerable farming communities in adaptation practices like crop rotation, intercropping, compost making to control erosion, and enhance soil fertility. Farmer Field School Approach will be employed for improving crop management practices. Furthermore, improved drought resistant varieties will be introduced in cereals and fodder for enhancing food production on sustainable basis.
Outcome 3; consists of demonstration of innovative water retention and water storage techniques which could lead to water availability during dry spells and increase water use efficiency. The project will strengthen the adaptation and coping capacities of 25,000 people in 2 Village Councils of Kokarai ward in district Swat by providing skills and means to adapt to the climate variations for securing their food from subsistence agriculture and livestock farming.