Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: November 2016

Risk management strategies for adaptation to climate change in agriculture


Objective and activities

The project helped smallholders, processors and marketing enterprises throughout selected agricultural value chains appraise climate risks, select or develop suitable adaptation strategies and implement these. Agricultural extension services, insurers and district administrations were key partners in implementation. The agricultural extension services received training that places them in a position to advise farmers on the impacts of climate change. In dialogue with insurance companies, the project assessed the economic potential of insurance products; if assessments were positive, the further development of such products were stimulated. In parallel, farmers were informed about the costs and benefits of weather-based insurance. Relevant district bodies were involved in the processes, and received advice on how to integrate adaptation measures in development planning. In addition, the project developed a method for innovative results monitoring that will be able to capture the improved adaptive capacity of farmers.

State of implementation/results

  • Climate risk management strategies developed in cooperation with agricultural extension institutes and district management groups
  • Agricultural extension institutes trained with regard to climate risks and adaptation; extension services provided by the institute correspondingly expanded
  • Training on weather insurance carried out for farmer groups
  • Methods for assessing the adaptive capacity of farmers developed and baseline levels established

Project data

Country:
Kenya

Partner institution:

Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Equity Bank, Kenya Rainwater Association, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Sustainet, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)


Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


BMUB grant:
€ 2,834,090.50

Duration:
12/2010 till 05/2014

Website:
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