March 26, 2015
The Climate Change Division is undertaking a project that seeks to assess current dryland farming risks and also varying climate change scenario risks to develop appropriate risk management strategies and decision support tools for climate proofing small scale dryland farmers. The Barolong and Kgalagadi districts will be used as pilot sites for the project. The goal of this project is to develop decision support systems through participatory co-creation for dryland farmers and improve their risk management capacity.
The adverse impact of climate change pose significant challenges to the already poverty stricken especially rural communities that relay on agriculture for their sustenance. Food security and livelihoods of rural populations is highly dependent on agriculture, farming and forest products, hence this segment of society is most vulnerable to climate change related disaster.