The ACCCA project ended in July, 2010.
ACCCA NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2010
After the closing workshop in Bonn, June 2009, five pilot actions in Africa (Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa) were allowed a one-year extension, thus ending in July 2010. Read the brochure on the five pilot actions in Africa...
Five pilot actions
The pilot action in Burkina-Faso, implemented from October 2008 to September 2009, targeted Ouagadougou urban and peri-urban center, Burkina Faso. This pilot action sought to enhance the awareness of decision makers and inhabitants of Ouagadougou about climate change risks and the impact on the development of the town.
Poster of the project
Many activities have been implemented by the “Institut d’Application et de Vulgarisation en Sciences” (IAVS) for that purpose, including a survey on climate change impacts and perceptions and a training workshop on integrating risk in urban planning. Read the final project report...
The pilot action in Cameroon, implemented from September 2008 to August 2009, targeted farming groups in the Sahelian Northern region of Cameroon. The action aimed at studying the empirical relationship between agriculture and farming decisions through collecting primary and secondary data in more than 40 villages and with government offices. Read the final project report...
Location of the project
The pilot action in Ethiopia adressed drought-hits communities in the region of Eastern and Southern Tigray, from August 2008 to May 2010. A land use and cover analysis was done, leading to climate adaptation strategies developed with subsistence farmers.
A participative meeting with tabia committee members
The result of the survey indicated that many of the local farmers attribute the variation in rainfall to rampant forest degradation and deforestation. Read the final project report...
Five volumes were submitted after the project action was completed, with details on the project outputs:
The pilot action in Kenya, implemented from August 2008 to April 2010, sought to increase the Bunyala flood plains rice's farmer's adaptive capacity to climate change by assessing local knowledge and skills.
Workshop in Kenya
The project provided analyses for a future assessment of the climate impacts and risks, to consider suitable adaptation options for agriculture. A baseline study also assessed futures changes in water resources of the Nzoia river and the Bunyala floodplains. The study showed the favorable place of the plains, and the following questionnaire showed that many farmers already had a certain knowledge about climate change.
The pilot action in South Africa targeted the Amaoti community and recommended appropriate adaptation strategies to reduce the community's vulnerability to climate change. A risk and vulnerability mapping was conducted. Read the report on "Risk and vulnerability mapping: Identification of indices of vulnerability" by Golden Associates and the report on "Social vulnerability analysis".