Empowering rural and farming communities in drought, access moisture, salinity and frost in vulnerable areas/districts with (agriculture based) adaptation and contingency measures to cope with intermittent or prolonged occurrences of climate change induced stresses
Our work in climate change related areas covers:
- Capacity building of partners through training of trainers (and at community level) for more rapid uptake of technologies
- Development of climate change resilient messages
- Testing and improvement of training and learning materials
- Research studies related to climate change resilience
- Partner engagement for development of resource centres and pilot sites
- Multiplication of foundation planting materials and livestock for distribution
- Public input and awareness
- Social networking and communication
- Development of web and mobile app frameworks
“Strengthening food production capacity and resilience to drought of vulnerable communities”. This is our key project, leading the work on climate change adaptation. This project is identifying the issues and refining, developing and testing adaptation strategies through pilot community sites. The lessons learned and materials developed through this project are being extended to other vulnerable communities and our Provincial agriculture partners.
The Australian Council for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is supporting a climate related project, “Climate smart agriculture opportunities for enhanced food production in PNG". This project is developing seasonal climate advisories as a decision tool for the seasonal climate forecasts provided by the national Weather Service.
PNG Public Investment Program
El Nino Drought – The project, “PNG preparedness to cope with climate change induced stresses” is adding to our work for PNG to better cope with stresses caused by droughts, frosts, excess moisture and salinity. The main emphasis is to build the capacity of our Provincial agriculture partners to assist farmers with best practices leading to physical and financial resilience.