Project Outline

The Title:

What constitutes transformational change in the adaptation of agriculture to climate change?


The Research Questions:

The project is based around trying to seek a definition of transformational change in the adaptation of agriculture. It seeks to find an answer to help the Green Climate Fund clarify what it means when it demands for projects to display transformational change.

The Objectives are:

1. To define transformational change in an agricultural setting in relation to climate change adaptation.

2. To design criteria for evaluating whether an agricultural climate change adaptation project is transformational.

3. To evaluate three GCF project applications in relation to whether their project has transformational change in the adaptation of agriculture:

  •  “Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events through an integrated approach to water management” for Sri Lanka by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • “Scaling up the climate adaptation and mitigation program for the Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB’s) by providing support to adaptation activities in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan” for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan by the World Bank Group (WBG).
  •  “Poverty, Reforestation, Energy and Climate Change” for Paraguay submitted by Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).