However, starting in 2015 with the El Niño climatic event, the region has begun to see insufficient and erratic rainfall with has led to the loss of staple grain crops and thousands of cattle deaths. Already dealing with alarmingly high poverty and malnutrition rates, the effects from climate change have impacted the most vulnerable: small-scale farmers.
ResCA’s solution is to improve the livelihoods of these subsistence farmers by aiming to tackle two principal challenges: food security and vulnerability to climate change. Through piloting innovative solutions and by working across different scales, this program will develop new agricultural models that build resiliency to climate change, conserve natural habitats and strengthen local economies.
With partnerships across the private and public sector, ResCA will promote systemic change and deliver scalable results across the agricultural sector.