Adapting Together

Project Dates: Dec 2014 to Nov 2017

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has partnered with Gold Fields S.A. La Cima, USAID and local partner CEDEPAS Norte, in the Hualgayoc district of Cajamarca, since 2009 to:

  • Improve agricultural livelihoods
  • Improve efficiency and efficacy of public municipal investments in local public services
  • Promote a culture of dialogue and non-violence in governance and civic life

EXPECTED RESULTS

The District Municipality of Hualgayoc increases capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) through a resolution from the Hualgayoc mayoralty and two micro-basin commissions

  • $800,000 invested in climate change objectives from public and private funding
  • Sustainable irrigation and crop management practices are implemented on 45 hectares of farmland
  • 1,000 men and women, living in two micro-basins, become active participants of CCA implementation projects and apply at least one new adaptation measure
  • 50 women report an increase in their personal efficiency with the help of capacity building projects
  • 14,500 people benefit from sustainable resource management, and new policy frameworks

BUILDING CAPACITY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

  • LWR and USAID are facilitating the creation and incorporation of better management tools in Hualgayoc institutions and organizations
  • Local policies are created using target information and priorities grounded on CCA
  • With the implementation of climate change adaptation measures, water security is being improved for the population of two microbasins in the Hualgayoc District
  • Improved agricultural livelihoods are moved forward through participatory planning, dialogue and non-violence
  • Water and fertile land are protected and managed for their biodiversity, environmental impact and sustainable human benefits

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