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Adapting to Climate Change


Adapting to Climate Change

What does adapting to climate change mean at the community level? What practical tools can we use in communities for adaptation? Let’s explore this theme and share discussions, blogs, scientific documents, field guides, photos, videos & case studies.

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Discussion Forum

Peer-reviewed scientific studies on water management by rural communities;participatory climate smart agriculture and participatory rural afforestation

Dear All,Warm greetings.I am doing an online course of CSDi OL341 on Community based adaptation. Two other teamates and myself are developing an adaptation project for a community of 500 people in…Continue

Started by Chitralekha Rajkumari on Friday.

Documenting and understanding success - request for information or contacts

Hello all,I'm excited to join this group and to connect with such a great network!  I am co-lead on a project (description below) and would love to connect with group members who might have…Continue

Tags: toolkit, research, documentary, mitigation, change

Started by Nuin-Tara Key May 1.

How to conduct climate change awareness activity with community? 3 Replies

Hi Adaptating to Climate Change Group!  I am taking the OL341 course and I am working on a project in the mainland China where the community is affected by drought.  Besides exploring water…Continue

Started by Eleanor Lam. Last reply by Candice Pelser Jul 30, 2013.

Technology Transfer and Innovation for Agricultural Adaptation

Hi All,I am a PhD student at the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, and my dissertation focuses on the role of technology transfer and innovation in agriculural adaptation…Continue

Started by Laura Kuhl Jun 6, 2013.

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Comment by FERNANDO DE LOS RIOS MARTIN on June 17, 2014 at 3:00am

Hi!. I've sent you a message trying to post a comment on the wall.... It doesn't really matter but here it is again!:

I joined this group because I am doing an adaptation online course, and I'd be glad to share with you some of the interventions proposed in my project, as well as get some advice and experiences from you. The project will be implemented in the coastal region of Nampula (Mozambique), a prone area for high winds, cyclones and also floods.

Most of the people work as fishermen, but in the last years a big effort to develop agricultural practices has been done in order to diversify income and food sources. Non adapted agricultural practices have led to great losses in case of high winds, so it is a priority to adapt these practices to this reality. In the other hand, we have assessed that housing is also a big issue (according to the priorities of the villagers) so it has to be introduce techniques to reinforce the housing facilities.

I'd like to share with you a field manual for the reinforcement of houses. Please note that it is a manual for the traditional houses of Mozambique but I think it is useful for other countries in Africa. It was developed during the first DIPECHO call in the Southern Africa Region, with inputs from UNDP, UNHABITAT and Red Cross. It can be downloaded in https://www.sheltercluster.org/References/Documents/Building%20with...

Your comments and advices will be wellcome. Thanks and best regards to you all.

Comment by Luis Hernando on February 22, 2014 at 10:42am

Hello Colleagues 

I just joined the ACC group, ... 

Somebody knows any about on-line courses on DRR organized by NIDM - National Institute of Disaster Management (India), ... ??? 


Comment by Elza Stepanyan on February 11, 2014 at 6:40am

Hi everyone :)

I am from Armenia. Recently joined to OL 341 course. Me and my partners are working on developing a project in Meghri region which is in southern part of the country.

Briefly about the project context:

The project targets 1350 households in 11 communities of the Meghri region which are suffering from decreasing water supply due to the impacts of natural and man made hazards namely the climate changes (increasing warm-decreasing water availability) and water pollution by nearby mining activities. This leads to insufficient irrigation of the key crops of the region hence to decrease harvest, crop quality, household income and consequently brings to increased livelihood insecurity.


This post aims to identify if any of you can recommend us any resources (links, scientific papers, how-to field guides, manuals, toolkits etc.) that could help us in planning our project activities and concept?

In the link bellow you can see the climate change risk in Armenia for 2013


Thank you. 





Comment by Mahalmadane Aly TOURE on June 6, 2013 at 2:00am

Hi Povey

Many thanks !

Don't doubt how theses resources will help me in my project .

Both documents confirm scientifically based and case studies, the impact of climate change on animals and beyond the breeders especially those in developing countries.
I also found sources of motivation and guidelines to consider adaptation projects in order to support local communities in dealing with the impacts.


Mahalmadane A TOURE.

Comment by Jo Povey on June 4, 2013 at 7:57pm

I dont know if this is any good for you: 

IFAD: Livestock and climate change


also this about specifc impacts on the cattle themselvesnhttp://www.foodandenvironment.com/2012/10/impacts-of-climate-change...

Comment by Mahalmadane Aly TOURE on June 4, 2013 at 7:41pm

Good Morning Adapting to Climate Change Group,

I am taking the OL341 course.

In a participatory need assessment I made with a Fulani community in Mali , it appear an increasing vulnerability of livestock  to climate change and variability trough higher temperature and changing rainfall pattern.

As solution  I am designing  the  project :  " Livestock  Resilience to Climate change  Program "

I am posting to this group to see if anyone can help me with his advices or any resources ( web sites, e-book, scientific paper  etc..)  on :

1-Impact of climate change on livestock

2-Practices leading to better resilience of livestock to climate change and variability.

Thank you for your support.

Mahalmadane Aly TOURE



Comment by Stacey Sawchuk on May 5, 2013 at 2:23am

Here's a link to an interesting article on learning from farmers on adapting to Climate Change http://pubs.iied.org/14622IIED.html

Comment by Stacey Sawchuk on April 20, 2013 at 11:01pm

Hi,  I'm part of Team Timor 2013!  We're looking at food security in the northern subdistrict of Liquicia.  Timor has some similar geographical and meteorological characteristics as some Pacific islands and Indonesia.  Does anyone have any resources on small scale climate smart agriculture specific to the Pacific or Indonesia?  The data from Timor is all new from the last 10 years so it is hard to see any long-term trends or find successes?



Comment by Joan John-Norville on April 19, 2013 at 2:33pm

Hello Colleagues, 

I just joined this adapting to CC Grouping, originally as recommended in the OL341 course I am currently taking but I can see the benefits already.

 I need to determine the feasibility of implementing a domestic rain water harvesting system for the hillside community I am working with.  I want to include rain water harvesting as part of the water management plan I am helping the community develop.  This water management plan actually began as an intervention to reduce flooding in this hillside community.

I would be appreciative of any insights into determining whether the benefits of instituting a domestic rain water harvesting system for each household will outweigh the cost / expense of installing and maintaining such a system.  This information would allow each household to make an informed decision on the issue. Also if there is any benefit to developing a communal system as against individual systems - advantages / disadvantages.

I also want to share a link to a document I found very useful for my project:

  1. Best Practices on Flood Prevention,  Protection and Mitigation – Budapest case study;

http://www.kvvm.hu/szakmai/budapestinitiative/docs/EUBestPracticeFi... I find it a very comprehensive review of best practices. It promotes a holistic approach to water management and encourages community participation and advocacy.


Comment by Rehmat Ullah Durrani on February 25, 2013 at 12:19pm

Hi everyone I joined the online adaptatione ol341 and am developing a project on flood affectees of district jafferabad Pakistan. the floods washed away almost every thing belonging to mostly farmer communities. Much need to be done starting from shelters and food security as the top properties. 


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