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Adaptation - Resilience
Food - Agriculture

Where the Rain Falls

Where the Rain Falls is a project that was launched in India and Thailand in 2013 aiming to strengthen vulnerable populations from ethnic minorities capacities and especially women in order to help them adapt and face the challenges of climate change and climate risk.

An initiative of CARE France

Overview of the project

The first phase of the Where the Rain Falls (2011-2014) project, was led in partnership with the United Nations University.A study was conducted on the way in which changes in rain patterns had impacts on the rural communities. The studies enabled a better understanding of the links between rainfall variation, food security and local community migrations (to 8 different countries). The research was conducted thanks to participative analysis tools. Afterwards, pilote projects were launched in both India and Thailand in 2013 aiming to strengthen vulnerable populations from ethnic minorities capacities and especially women in order to help them adapt and face the challenges of climate change and climate risk. The project promotes the importance of close collaboration between community-led organisations in order to improve access, control and management of various production resources by women. The project also aims to improve the production and diversification of the crops as well as sources of income. A specific work on land, social and water/forest management took place with communities who also participated.
Objective

To improve climate-vulnerable populations' resilience.

Level of progress

implementation

Project timeline

2011 - December 2019

Quantitative results
Strengthening climate change resilience for over 6 000 small producers (mostly women) and improving 20% of their capacities to adapt, 100 communities have autonomous local governance structures.
Qualitative results
  • Improved women's knowledge and skills and enabled them to benefit from agro-ecology and resilient practices
  • Strengthening local governance structures
  • Dissemination of the community-based adaptation approach to development actors at the local level (NGOs, authorities)
  • Improving gender equality and women's place in community decision-making
Financing

Private funding from AXA

About the
organisation

CARE France

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Marie Leroy
Project manager
leroy@carefrance.org
+33 1 53 19 87 66
Created in 1983, the NGO CARE France est is one of the 18 members of the CARE International network. This organisation makes partnership programmes with local populations to include development projects in the battle against poverty.