Through the Global Climate Change Initiative, USAID assistance emphasizes collaboration with central, district and local governments to address key climate change vulnerabilities and mainstream resilience-building measures into action plans. Working with its development partners, USAID conducts climate vulnerability assessments, and from these develops and implements adaptation strategies and plans. Activities include promoting flood- and drought-tolerant crops, supporting adaptive livelihood options and livestock and range management practices, and implementing sustainable agriculture practices that reduce risk from climate change such as agro-forestry, drip irrigation and contouring to reduce soil erosion and improve water retention. The planting of mango trees in coastal areas will improve income security and serve as flood protection. Water resource management is a critical component in light of climate change and agricultural expansion in the country. USAID collaborates with strategic partners to provide information for better decision-making on sustainable water use by supporting flow assessments in some of Tanzania’s most critical water basins.
Last updated: February 11, 2014