MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
Task 4. Capacity assessment
• Which assets are safe or can be quickly recovered
after a hazard? What technologies have been
used to make them better able to cope?
• What are the livelihood characteristics that make
some people more resilient than others?
• What institutions and policies contribute to
• How will people cope with uncertainty? Will they
be able to experiment and adapt?
• Will they be able to get relevant information and
guidance such as updated weather forecasts?
Prioritisation of risk reduction
• Rank areas of asset risk according to priority
• Identify priority areas for action to address
• Encourage flexibility and the ability to adapt
to changing situations
• Communities need to deal with immediate
identified needs as well as future uncertainty.
Capacity analysis table
Which assets are protected or
able to recover rapidly?
Livelihood conditions /
What characteristics of peoples
livelihoods make those assets
Policies & institutions (local,
Which policies or institutions
contribute to reduced
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe