The developing countries are considered as most vulnerable to climate change impacts, while the agriculture sector, particularly smallholder farmers, are the most vulnerable sectors because of their limited technical, social and financial capacities, as well as their geographical locations. A number of capacity development initiatives have been implemented by academic and research institutions to build and/or enhance the adaptive capacity of the smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia, one of the vulnerable regions to climate change impacts. The proposed publication will highlight the selected APN-funded capacity development initiatives in the region with emphasis on the best practices, lessons learned and outcomes, for scaling up in other rural farming communities in the region. The salient features and highlights of these programs will be gathered from the project reports and publications of the selected APN-funded capacity development programs. Best practices and lessons learned from project implementation would also be distilled from these secondary data and would be validated by the concerned project collaborators. In coordination with the project leaders, one stakeholder from each capacity development program will provide testimonies on the contributions of these initiatives on enhancing their local adaptive capacity for climate change adaptation. The proposed communication material will help scale up these capacity development initiatives.
Project • ECSC2019-02SY-Landicho