08.12.2017

This approach was deemed successful for timely procurement and suited to stimulate local economy.

ENHANCING THE ADAPTIVE AND ABSORPTIVE CAPACITIES OF HOUSEHOLDS

Exposing farmers to climate-smart agriculture practices like agroforestry enhances their adaptive capacities, or their ability to adapt existing systems to better cope with future shocks and stresses, by providing new tools and innovative technologies to mitigate risks of climate change. Absorptive capacities, “the ability to ‘absorb’ or cope with a shock when it happens”, usually through better anticipation, preparedness, and reduction of vulnerability to that specific shock, are being encouraged as well through increased and diversified productions and alternative income opportunities derived from the sales of agricultural surplus and trees products.

 

Good acceptance thanks to visible success

After some initial reluctance, at 97 per cent, the seeds repayment rate is currently very high, showing farmers’ commitment to the Seed Bank system. After two years of promoting the new varieties, farmers are beginning to adopt them.