Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Water Resources in the Greater Horn of Africa

Climate change extremes such as flooding and seasonal drought are already undermining the economies of countries in the Horn of Africa, with agriculture and water resources being the most affected sectors. Countries are drawing up national adaptation programs of action (NAPAs) to serve as roadmaps for future investment. This grant will allow Sokoine University of Agriculture, in collaboration with agricultural research institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, to improve estimates for measuring climate change impacts on agriculture and water resources; to assess the costs and benefits of various adaptation options; to enhance the research capacity of the participating institutions; and to facilitate knowledge-sharing to inform climate change adaptation policies and practices.

This project seeks to improve current estimates of adaptation costs and benefits, thereby strengthening national adaptation programs. The project will involve case studies on maize production in Kenya, teft production in Ethiopia, livestock production in Sudan, and maize production and water resources in Tanzania.

Project ID

106552

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Saturday, October 1, 2011

End Date

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Adera, Edith Ofwona

Total funding

CA$ 1,338,300

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan

Program

Climate Change

Project Leader

Dr. Imad-eldin A. Ali Babiker

Institution

Agricultural Research Corporation

Institution Country

Sudan

Project Leader

Prof. Henry F. Mahoo

Institution

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Institution Country

Tanzania

Institution Website

http://www.svanet.ac.tz