MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
CASE STUDY 1 – OUTCOMES
A drought comes: crop yields are decreased by 50%, but the family is able to survive
through their own savings, sale of vegetables, sale of goats and cookies, and the sale
of seed to seed companies. Local farmers also prefer to buy her local seed since it is
cheaper as they do not incur transport costs and is adapted to the local conditions.
Her family is able to cope and soon recovers during subsequent seasons.
CASE STUDY 2 – OUTCOMES
A drought comes: In 2011/2012 season the Southern region of Zimbabwe suffered a
severe drought with total crop failure. The family is reduced to eating one meal a day
and the two kids who attend school supplement their meal with some porridge at
school. The family is currently dependant on food aid or well-wishers since the
distribution of food by Aid agencies is not regular.
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe