MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS‟ LIVELIHOOD AND CROP PLANNING –
HOW CLIMATE AND WEATHER INFORMATION MAY HELP
This session (or split into 2 sessions) is a participatory exercise. The aim is to
introduce course participants to two methods that they can then use with farmers.
The methods help farmers to think and plan ahead what they might do in seasons
with normal, higher than normal, or lower than normal rainfall e.g. if they received the
El Nino / La Nino forecast.
Course participants will need to work in groups of about 5 people.
Each group will need:
Handouts of instructions
Handout example of a Resource Allocation Map
Handout example of a Cropping Calendar
Flip chart paper and pens
A Training Manual on Use of Climate Information and Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment for
Agricultural Extension Staff in Zimbabwe