Gender-Responsive Agriculture Adaptation: Parametric Insurance and Smart Finance Integration in Burundi (063)

Gender-Responsive Agriculture Adaptation: Parametric Insurance and Smart Finance Integration in Burundi (063)

Context

Gender-Responsive Agriculture Adaptation Approach with Parametric Insurance and Smart Finance Integration in Burundi 

Burundi’s agriculture sector is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events and changing agricultural conditions. Climate change is a threat multiplier intensifying heavy rainfall events followed by landslides only worsen the situation, and it has been shown that from 1979 to 2018, Burundi’s mean temperature rose by an average 0.31°C per decade. These extreme weather events and temperature conditions have increased the chances for honeybee colony losses among other effects.

Burundi is grappling with the urgent need to adopt CSA practices that are both sustainable and gender responsive. The government of Burundi is in the process of preparing one of many projects, the Climate Change Resilience and Livelihood Improvement through Apiculture project proposal to be submitted to the Adaptation Fund (AF) as part of the National Adaptation Plan.

Goal: The focus of this project is to mainstream CSA practices into Apiculture through this AF project. The requested technical assistance aims to support Burundi’s rural farming communities in enhancing their climate resilience, with a particular focus on gender inclusivity.

CAA Technical Assistance

Through the support of Acre Africa, the deployment will contribute to increased climate action by allowing essential studies and assessments to be conducted, required for accessing the Adaptation Fund and providing necessary information to adopt CSA practices through; 

  1. addressing the specific gaps in gender assessments, environmental and social safeguards, and risk assessments. 
  2. empowering Burundi to develop a robust Adaptation Fund proposal. 
  3. responding directly to Burundi’s need to explore and adopt climate-smart agriculture practices that are more gender-responsive. 
  4. removing barriers hindering the adoption of modern agricultural solutions and adaptive strategies.

 

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