We enhance the ability of rural households to adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses by building resilience at the community and institutional levels. To strengthen livelihood assets and foster capacity for systemic change, we improve adaptive skills and coping strategies through training and workshops. We are also expanding access to climate and market information and collaborating with governments to support subsidies for crop insurance and mainstream climate planning into local development plans and budgets.
Connecting Space to Village
Science, satellites, and information technology are transforming how countries manage critical development challenges such as climate resilience and environmental management.
Steps Toward Better Water Management in the Limpopo Basin
Water is essential to economic development, conservation, and population health, but managing water resources to balance these demands is challenging, particularly when multiple countries regulate, compete for, and depend on the same water supply.
Changing Lives in Haiti Through Agriculture
Sixty percent of people in Haiti rely on the agriculture sector to survive, and although crop yields are still extremely low by international standards, progress is being made.
News: Addressing Environmental Degradation in Haiti
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti: Chemonics joined USAID/Haiti and officials from the Haitian government for a ceremonial launch today to officially commence USAID’s Haiti Reforestation Project. The five-year Reforestation Project, supported by USAID and implemented by Chemonics, aims to address critical environmental degradation and loss of tree cover in Haiti’s North and North East departments. Representing the U.S.…
4 Chances to Swallow Our Pride and Learn from Failure
This post originally appeared on the SEEP Network‘s blog. Discussing failure is difficult because it implies that someone didn’t do their job well. Too often, the discussion stops there. Yet, the complexity of our work means that forces beyond our control often influence the outcomes of our programs, making it worth finding a way to discuss…
Bringing Climate Science into Development Planning
This blog post is adapted from a post that originally appeared on Climatelinks. Climate science is a complex field, and communicating that science and its implications for development programming in a way that is clear, but does not oversimplify, is a persistent challenge. Yet bridging the gap between research and implementation is vital for development practitioners to…