MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
Picture: Total crop failure under conventional farming practices
Family Number 2
Reginald and his family live under very similar conditions, but own three cows
which not only provide a limited amount of milk, but are able to pull a small
plough. They are able to cultivate a larger area. They have invested in a small
poultry unit from which they are able to sell eggs. Reginald has attended a
farmers' field school and learned to grow vegetables, which both supplement
their diet and provide a small income. Contact with the local Para-vet ensures
that his goats are routinely dosed. The wife makes mats and baskets to sell in
the local market.
They are relatively wealthy, send their eldest child to school and have
accumulated some savings.
Picture: Diverse crops thriving under conservation farming Bumper harvest through hard work
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe