To tackle climate change and disaster risk reduction at the local level, countries must strengthen extension services with the formal adoption of the Farmer Field School (FFE) and Climate Smart Agriculture Methodology in public agricultural systems.
Investment in early action through forecast-based financing for high-risk areas saves resources that would otherwise be spent on post-disaster rehabilitation.
Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and countries should capitalize on existing good practices on disaster risk reduction and climate resilience through better learning, information exchange and collaboration between countries and regions.
Strengthening water harvesting for agricultural production is key for resilience building. Water tanks and other inputs, including building women’s capacity to adopt environmentally-friendly agricultural techniques, strengthen disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.
Aquatic systems in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) have a huge fisheries potential and can be used for livelihood diversification. Catfish culture in circular tanks with high fish densities is highly profitable and creates jobs and opportunities, including women and youth.