Participatory vulnerability assessment and planning of adaptation to climate change in the Yatenga, Burkina Faso

Abstract

The impacts of climate change on food security are a thorny issue, especially in countries with volatile weather conditions. Burkina Faso is one such country where, mainly rain-fed, agriculture is highly dependent on agro-climatic parameters such as rainfall, temperature, sunshine, wind, etc. In Yatenga province, located in the northern region of Burkina Faso, agro-climatic parameters have been undergoing major changes over the years. The autonomous adaptation to climate change and climate variability has been implemented by the people through the diversification of their activities, irrigation, water management, risk management and disaster insurance.

Citation

Jaques, S.; Issa, S.; Moumini, S.; Robert, Z.; André, B.B.; Moussa, A.S.; Goama, N.; Josias, S.; Silimana, B.; Oumou, S.A.; Some, L. Participatory vulnerability assessment and planning of adaptation to climate change in the Yatenga, Burkina Faso. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), UK (2014) 44 pp.

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