Climate Adaptation in East Africa
Participatory development and testing of strategies to reduce climate vulnerability of poor farm households in East Africa through innovations in potato and sweet potato technologies and enabling policies.
This project is using the Tradeoff Analysis methodology to evaluate the impacts of new potato and sweet potato technologies and enabling policies to help East African farmers to adapt to climate change. The goal of this project is to reduce climate vulnerability of poor farm households in East Africa through adoption of potato- and sweet potato-based technologies and enabling policies that increase the resilience and sustainability of agricultural systems.
In collaboration with CIP scientists and collaborators in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, the project will develop climate change adaptation strategies using innovations in potato- and sweet potato technologies that have been shown to increase resilience of agricultural systems and reduce vulnerability of poor farm households to climate change. Specific outputs include: 1) Regionally-specific technology and policy strategies to reduce vulnerability of poor farm households to climate change; 2) Enhanced national and international capacity to utilize new research methods for analyzing impacts of technologies and policies affecting farmers’ adaptation to climate change; 3) Policy impact pathways identified and actual and expected policy changes assessed.
This 3-year project (2008-2011) is funded by the German Development Agency (GTZ) and is managed by the International Potato Center, with support from the Tradeoffs Project team. For more information, contact the project PI, Lieven Claessens, at L.email@example.com.
Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change and Technology Adoption
(Nairobi, Kenya, September 24-26, 2008)