Climate Resilient Agriculture – Can digital technology make a real difference?
MSC’s Climate-Resilient Agriculture (CRAg) Working Group drives impactful financial market initiatives in developing economies, emphasizing smallholder agriculture. Discover their efforts in our Brown Bag Lunch session (video below) and access the presentation by clicking the ‘download resource’ button.
What lessons can we learn from community-based adaptation approaches using Ag-techs to enhance smallholder farmers adaptive capacity?
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Climate change and river erosion—what can we learn from the past?
River erosion has affected Bangladesh’s low-lying lands for millennia. The rivers change course over the years and cause loss of land and assets for people who live near the riverbanks. Climate change has added additional complexities to these natural processes and made poor and vulnerable people much worse off. Together, these processes continue to widen the gap between the rich and the poor.
Bangladesh and climate change—lessons from the frontline
Bangladesh remains highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with flooding affecting 20-70% of the country annually. Women and poor farmers are often the worst hit, despite having a minor role in causing climate change. Even though farmers and local communities know of changing weather patterns and take steps to mitigate the effects, they lack adequate financial resources, which limits how well they can adapt to these changes.
The impact of climate change on farmers in Bihar and how farmer producer organizations can help them adapt
In Bihar’s Buxar district, farmers struggle to cope with the changing climatic conditions and adapt to them. Significant annual variation in rainfall and temperature erodes farmers’ adaptive capacities. Farmer producers organizations (FPOs) could play a central role to promote and facilitate farmers’ adaptation to climate change—but they need improved incentives and support.