IGAD, FAO and WMO join forces to stave off impacts of climate change on agriculture
5 September 2018, Kigali – The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have launched a new project that aims to buttress the capacities of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to adapt and be more resilient to the weather variability and climate change.
Since its inception in 2012/2013, considerable progress has been made on various fronts in the implementation of IDDRSI throughout the IGAD region, with a number of achievements having been recorded, including the following:
This independent Mid Term Review of the implementation of the first Phase (2013-2017) of the IDDRSI Strategy, is part of the commitment of IGAD Member States and Partners to generate solid evidence for the progress of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative Strategy (2013 – 2027)
This third edition of the Resilience Focus magazine has been produced in collaboration with the Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative (DLCI), an independent regional resource and facilitation organisation based in Kenya.
The Resilience Focus magazine aims at providing a platform for sharing views and experiences between and among planners, facilitators, practitioners and beneficiaries of the IGAD Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI).
This report was produced by the Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU) and prepared by the RAU technical team composed of: Cinzia Papavero (WFP), Eugenie Reidy (UNICEF), Saif Abdelrhman (IGAD), Francis Opiyo (UNDP), Kassim Farah (IGAD), Tesfaye Beshah (FAO), RAU Technical Coordinator.