With increasingly erratic rainfall patterns and rising temperatures the new normal, climate change is a growing reality for the 73 rural communities across Africa that we are working with. Subsistence farmers are particularly vulnerable to this escalating climate variability.
“Climate models predict that climate change will lead to warmer temperatures, increasing rainfall variability, and increasing severity and frequency of extreme weather events.” (Thorlakson and Neufeldt, 2012)
Climate change is clearly a significant challenge for all our community partners and so we are actively pursuing projects that will improve the ability of these communities to respond to the changes that they are being faced with. Interventions like localised climate-wise agriculture, small-scale water harvesting hold the key to climate-resilient communities.