With this project AHT supports farming households to identify, adopt and improve adaptation strategies to adapt traditional farming practices to meet harsher climate condition, and to disseminate best practices throughout the member states of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).
At the local level, practical adaptation measures have already been adopted by farming households. Recession cropping, in the moist soil following the main harvest at the end of the rainy season, is being intensified. Poor or lost rain-fed harvests of sorghum and rice are supplemented by Berbéré sorghum which is more resistant to drought and can grow from the residual soil moisture. New varieties with short growing cycles enable a second harvest before the onset of the dry season during which irrigation is needed to assure the success of horticultural activities. The project seeks to promote and enlarge the palette of adaptation measures available to farming households and promote best practices throughout the basin.
|Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)|
|09/2013 – 05/2018|