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Project • CBA2018-09SY-Perdinan

Climate Smart Actions “Saung Iklim” for Small Holders’ Farmers in Subang District-West Java Indonesia

Rice production is vulnerable to climate change, recognising the impacts of climate variability and extremes on crop production. Understanding the impacts, farming management strategies should be adjusted to employ proper climate information to avoid or at least minimize the negative impacts. In 2016 – 2017, a project entitled Climate-Driven Agricultural Management Strategies (CAMS) in Subang district, the area considered as one of the food basket regions in Indonesia, has been completed. The project established a Climate Task Force (“Tim Iklim”), approved by the Regent Decree No. 600/Kep.251-BP4D/2017, which is responsible for implementing climate change actions in the district. Thus, it is necessary to equip the climate team with proper climatic driven tools and to improve their skill and knowledge so that they can work with farmers to implement smart climate actions as tactical farming management to utilise climate information properly. This project proposes the employment of climatic driven toolkit to assist farmers in planning and to manage their farm activities in Subang District with regards to climate fluctuations. The activities are generally intended to equip the Tim Iklim with a climatic driven toolkit so they can strengthen farmers’ capacity to use climate information properly. The project will include the use of model simulation, development of modules and climate toolkit, an exhibition of field practices (Demo Plot), and implementation of stakeholders’ engagement.

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