PIK RD2 Scientists and GIZ kick off climate risk analyses in three new countries

27/05/2022 - After finalizing the climate risk analyses in Burkina Faso and Niger, RD2 scientists from the 'Adaptation in Agricultural Systems' recently kicked off the climate risk analysis process in three new countries: Cameroon, Uganda and Zambia.
PIK RD2 Scientists and GIZ kick off climate risk analyses in three new countries
Source: S. von Loeben

In April and May 2022, a team of PIK scientists and GIZ experts organised kick-off workshops with representatives from the government, academia, civil society and international organizations in Yaoundé, Kampala and Lusaka with the aim to present first study results, further refine the study focus and identify the priorities of key stakeholders and possible entry points to national policies and programmes.

The climate risk analyses will be structured along the usual AGRICA impact-action study framework with each study specifically tailored to the local context and end-users’ needs.

In Cameroon, the study will focus on maize, cocoa and cassava production which are major drivers for deforestation. In addition, forest cover change and grassland productivity are considered to support resilient land use and adaptation planning.

In Uganda, the climate impacts and adaptation options along maize and coffee value chains are assessed, as well as interactions between climate change and land governance.

In Zambia, water availability in the Kafue catchment will be a particular focus of the climate risk analysis. Moreover, the evaluation of adaptation options to climate change will include several criteria, including a cost-benefit analysis and financing options.

The climate risk analyses are developed over the coming year in a participatory manner and in close collaboration with national ministries and research institutes.

If you are interested in collaboration, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Gornott: gornott@pik-potsdam.de