Instead of disturbing the soil, we encourage farmers to construct zai holes, or permanent planting basins, which fill with water during wet season and create an ideal environment for seeds to grow.
This has changed many lives, and as a core part of our resilience strategy, the continued success of Climate Smart Agriculture is crucial in protecting the world’s most vulnerable people against the worst elements of climate change.
In addition, we support these communities with nutrition and livelihoods assistance to help to improve their quality of life in the short term.
While the number of hungry people in the world is growing, migration and displacement is increasing across the global south, and extreme weather has affected a staggering 62 million people in 2018, we remain hopeful that these trends can be reversed through government action and individual responsibility.
“We want to ensure climate adaptation and resilience-building projects serve the interests of the most vulnerable,” adds Mulpeter.
“We want to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern.”
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