Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Irrigated Agriculture Project


15 October 2011




35.8617 / 104.195

The objectives of the Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Irrigated Agriculture Project in China of are : to enhance adaptation to climate change in agriculture and irrigation water management practices through awareness-raising, institutional and capacity strengthening, and demonstration activities in the Huang-Huai-Hai Basin (3H Basin). This will help mainstream climate change adaptation measures, techniques, and activities into the national Comprehensive Agricultural Development (CAD) Program which is China's largest national investment program in irrigated agriculture. There are three components to the project. The first component is the identification and prioritization of adaptation options. The second component is the demonstration and implementation of adaptation measures. The purpose of this component is to introduce, demonstrate and implement the specific adaptation measures in selected demonstration areas, and adjust and integrate appropriate adaptation measures into the implementation of the Third Irrigated Agriculture Intensification Project (IAIL3), in order to reduce vulnerability to climate change in the 3H Basin. Finally, the third component is the mainstreaming adaptation into national CAD program and institutional strengthening. The component will aim at integrating and mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the national CAD program, including a series of capacity building, technical assistance, knowledge sharing, public awareness activities, and preparation of a national climate change adaptation plan for CAD by State Office of Comprehensive Agricultural Development (SOCAD), with the close cooperation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) national climate change adaptation offices. Read more: China - Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Irrigated Agriculture Project : procurement plan : Read more: China - Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change into Water Resources Management and Rural Development Project : Contact: Rabih H. Karaky

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