Adaptation to climate change is a major challenge for smallholder farmers, and agro-pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa as changes in climatic conditions are already eroding livelihoods while households face numerous barriers to responding effectively (access to finance, technology, knowledge). Healthy and fertile soils are a critical element for resilient agriculture. Many climate risks, such as damages caused by floods or droughts, manifest in the intersection of soils and water. Building on experience from Benin and Ethiopia, the session will show how soil protection and rehabilitation supports climate change adaptation and what is needed for scaling and sustaining impact.
- White paper: Standing on Climate Resilient Ground