"Africa and the Climate: an Opportunity to Adapt and thrive "
Democratic Republic of Congo
In its mission to improve and strengthen African resilience in the face of the challenges of climate change in the field of agriculture, and in accordance with its strategic plan 2020 - 2030, the pan-African and indigenous organization Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) has developed its ambitions for the development of smart and climate-resilient agriculture in Africa.
Indeed, climate-resilient agriculture focuses on the three pillars of strengthening food security: (a) sustainable increase in production, (b) strengthening resilience (adaptation) to climate change and (c) reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, where possible and appropriate.
Climate-resilient agriculture is not a set of practices; it is an approach of selecting and implementing agricultural practices, policies and services adapted to the context, in time and in space, and integrated, so that they work together to maximize synergy and minimize compromises. What works for one group of farmers - because of their location, culture and circumstances - may not work for another group. This approach requires the evaluation of the impacts of an investment based on the biophysical, agricultural and socio-economic context of a given place.
It is within this framework that the NGO Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) initiated and launches its support project for young and local and indigenous women producers in climate-resilient agriculture to climate change in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Global objectives of the project
Contribute to building the resilient capacities of small agricultural producers (indigenous women and youth) for adaptation to climate change in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo.
Specific objectives of the project
1) Build the capacities of small agricultural producers (indigenous women and youth) to respond to the additional threats posed by climate change on food production and security in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo;
2) Strengthen the productive capacities of small agricultural producers (indigenous women and young people) by promoting new agricultural techniques and access to quality seeds by supporting the multiplication of agricultural varieties resistant and adapted to climate change in South Kivu, east of DR Congo.