Farmer innovations and climate change adaptation and mitigation

  • 10th July 2017
  • by secretary
9 July 2017. Release of the publications related to the implementation of the project on ‘Strengthening Community Resilience to Change: Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research (CLIC-SR).’

Drawing on its experiences in promoting farmer-led joint innovation that builds on the creativity of local people, the international Prolinnova network applied this approach in building local adaptive capacities and strengthening community resilience to various types of change, including climate change (CC).

  • Strengthen the resilience to change of smallholders and their communities, especially women, by enhancing their innovative capacity and thus their livelihood security through Participatory Innovation Development (PID)
  • Build the capacity of local organisations working in agriculture and natural resource management (NRM) to support smallholder communities in their efforts to adapt
  • Share and learn about farmer-led adaptation and about the relevance of PID in this process
  • Mainstream PID as an accepted approach in national and international policies and programmes related to agricultural development, NRM and climate-change adaptation.

The project was implemented in Uganda for four years (2012-2016) with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

  1. Economic utilization of water in a tree nursery bed: the case of a farmer innovator in Nakasongola district. 
  2. The transitional beehive improves colonization by bees in Moyo district, Uganda; a case of climate change adaptation innovation by smallholder farmers. 
  3. A booklet of innovations on climate change adaptation and mitigation in Uganda.
  4. Innovations and climate change adaptation and mitigation; Policy and practice recommendations