This analytical report provides an overview of what climate change will mean to subsistence and smallholder farmers in Lesotho, and how the capacity for climate change adaptation in agriculture can be strengthened, focusing on selected areas of crops, livestock and forest-based livelihood systems, to stabilize and improve yields. It draws on experiences and lessons learned from a pilot Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)/Government of Lesotho project, and makes recommendations as to how on-the-ground community-based responses could be scaled up to other parts of the country, and possibly to other vulnerable countries across southern Africa.

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Organization: FAO, OneWorld Sustainable Investment, Government of Lesotho, UK Department for International Development

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Adaptation, Governance – Territorial and Local, Capacity Development

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2011

Language: English