Climate Change impact assessment and adaptation options in vulnerable agro-landscape in East Africa

The project aims at assessing the regional impacts of climate change on agriculture and environment in Tanzania (Eastern Arc, Dodoma) and at designing adaptation strategies and practices for small-scale agriculture and land use (agriculture, forest, hydrology, nature conservation and biodiversity, fishing, transport etc.). The widespread application of these adaptation strategies and practices is expected to result in resilient “agro-landscapes” 2 and livelihood systems with improved adaptive capacity to climate change.

1.) Improving the description and understanding of inter annual climate variability, likely long term climate change in the region and their impacts on current land use systems and respective environmental, social and economic pressures. 2.) Assessing smallholder constraints and opportunities with regard to potential climate change impacts on agriculture and ecosystem services. 3.) Developing, testing, and monitoring a range of technologies and good practices for improving the overall adaptive capacity of rural households, communities, and agro-landscapes. This task is based on the results from data driven model estimates and stakeholder driven agro-landscape and livelihood scenarios.

PIK will be responsible for the climate relevant data collection, climate analysis and spatial and temporal downscaling of Global Climate Model (GCM) outputs for selected emission scenarios (SRES) to generate time series of future climatic conditions as input for hydrological and agro-ecosystem models


Jun 01, 2008 until Dec 31, 2011

Funding Agency



Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe