MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
Focused group discussions
Participatory resource mapping
A Goal is: A simple, clear statement of the “impact” we want to achieve
with our project,
The change we hope to bring about in the target population’s
Goals can be phased into;
This may be quantifiable, but it doesn’t have to be.
A .Einstein once said “not everything that counts can be counted, and not
everything that can be counted counts”.
AFTER SPECIFYING THEIR KEY GOALS THE COMMUNITY CAN NOW IDENTIFY
KEY ACTIVITIES & DRAFT THEIR COMPREHENSIVE CAP FOR ADAPTATION
TO CC & CV.
What is it ; this is where a community desires
to be in terms of future development of their
area and how to get there.
Why is it important;
It ensures that the plan is more directed (campus for
development) and strategic.
Allows everyone to express their vision of a disaster
Ensures consensus amongst all stakeholders.
A good vision is one that ;
Is realistic and achievable.
Brings a sense of empowerment and participation.
Builds on strengths of the current situation.
What is it – sequence of programmed
activities that helps ensure that all important
tasks are planned for and carried out on time.
Components of CAP for adaptation to CC &
Resources required.(internal & external)
Level of impact.
Duration (how long will it take to complete activity)
Responsible individual/ institution.
What do we draw from it (key components)
for our CAP for adaptation to CC & CV;
Guidelines on how we achieve the outcomes/impacts.
Who will be the responsible individual or institution.
Example of a vision statement.
“By 2020 we will be a vibrant community where people
like to live and work and work, households are well fed
and resilient to threats from drought ,and everyone is
able to access health, education and extension
Be guided by a thorough assessment of the
situation and a firm knowledge of the target
population because a good assessment gives
us the “big picture” of the target area and
informs our strategy and approach.
combine our target population’s greatest
unmet needs, their strongest assets while
considering their vulnerabilities.
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe