Climate Resilience & Adaptation
Families and communities must adapt to climate change now. This is especially true for the hundreds of millions of farming families worldwide.
Smallholder farmers can adapt the way that they use resources to become more climate resilient. But they need up to date information and resources to do it. That's why CWS focuses on climate-adaptive agriculture. We're working with families and farmers to explore new planting techniques. We also help communities focus on resource conservation.
In order to understand the true impacts of climate change, we must listen. People affected by climate change are the experts on the challenges and needs they face. They must also be at the center of planning and decision making.
As people of faith, we work for justice for all people...and future generations. We also recognize that the climate crisis requires a global, immediate response. All people deserve the opportunity to lead lives of dignity wherever they are.
Overcoming Hunger and the Odds
Moving Towards Resilience: A Study of Climate Change, Adaption and Migration
This 2021 CWS study describes how people feel climate change in their daily lives in five countries where we work: Cambodia, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia and Kenya. Many people are already using their limited resources to cope with climate change as best they can. We heard about how people want to be able to live safely where they are, and how …
Beekeeping: an unexpected lifeline in Paraguay
Indigenous communities have lived in the Gran Chaco region of Paraguay for centuries. And for most of that time, families had lots of ways to earn a living. They hunted, fished, ate local fruits, consumed local honey and made crafts. This lifestyle was largely possible because they could move freely across the vast region. It wasn’t an easy way of …
Building Resilience in the Face of Cascading Disasters in Kenya
In 2016 and 2017, many parts of Kenya suffered through long, ravaging droughts. In 2018 and 2019, climate change flipped this vicious cycle, and heavy rains wreaked havoc on many of the same areas. Among the affected areas was West Pokot County, in Kenya’s North Rift region. During the extended droughts, crops failed and livestock died. An increasing number of …