Climate change has already altered the weather patterns and therefore planning and decision-making process based on the information on tradition and indigenous knowledge of farmers may no longer be accurate and useful. Respective national, sub-national and local authorities have not been given due attention to address this issue and therefore farmers and their dependents have been facing enormous difficulties to sustain their livelihoods with the face of climate change and its consequences. Mainstreaming climate information application and utilization of adaptive technological solutions is one of the remedial measures to improve agriculture livelihoods, which in turn enhances agro-ecosystem services and functions. This project proposes to conduct a training course on agroecosystem resilience for the national and sub-national government officials in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, and Thailand as a Training of Trainers activity to create awareness and build capacity on utilization of weather and climate information and adaptive technological solutions. A 4-day training course on “agro-ecosystem resilience in a changing climate”, developed by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Thailand under the Australian Aid support, will be customized with some modifications to conduct ToTs in four target countries. This will be organized in collaboration with respective ministries, national and sub-national authorities to get their acceptance to facilitate the mainstreaming process.
Project • CBA2016-04MY-Jayasinghe (Dutta)