MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
SLIDE - What happens when hazards and stresses impact on
Depending on whether those people are vulnerable or resilient will
affect the outcome. More vulnerable people are less protected from
hazards and stresses, they are not able to cope, and therefore they
suffer worse outcomes.
Where people have more resilient livelihoods the impact of a particular
hazard event or stress may be less as they are able to withstand, cope
Reducing vulnerability and building resilience are therefore important
strategies for poverty reduction.
Another way of looking at this is to say that when the drought came Gilbert and
family were at greater risk of a disastrous outcome than Reginald‟s family.
What do we mean by “risk”? Discuss
Risk is an expression of the probability of a negative or damaging outcome.
There is no such thing as a” risk-free” environment. We all take risks all the time
e.g. “Calculated risk”, etc.
SLIDE - Risk
Risk is a function of the strength of the Hazard and the Vulnerability of
Risk is often expressed as:
Or R = H x V/C
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe