Concern has an organisational commitment to reaching 600,000 farmers with climate smart agriculture interventions and currently implements agriculture livelihoods activities in a variety of climates across Africa and Asia.
In the case of the former, this includes the hot, semi-arid Sahel, Horn of Africa, and Rift Valley regions (Niger, Chad, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Malawi), the cool Central African highlands (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda), and the humid tropics of West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone).
The diversity of the areas where we carry out this work is just as striking; from the hot Indus Plains of Pakistan, to the monsoonal coastal area of Bangladesh, and the temperate, mountainous regions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Afghanistan.
Additionally, Concern is committed to working collaboratively towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The link between sustainable development and limiting global warming to 1.5°C is recognized by the SDG for climate action (SDG 13) and protection of the environment is an essential element of all of the goals, including commitments to end hunger and extreme poverty.
As you can see from the above, the approaches to climate resilience are very diverse. However, Concern has a commitment to climate-smart agriculture, and recognises that protection of the environment is an essential element of sustainable development.
Our climate resilience work goes beyond climate-smart agriculture to livelihoods work, markets and social protection and disaster risk reduction.