The main objective of this proposal is to enhance rural farmers’ adaptive capacity by developing ‘Climate-Smart Security’ (CSS) products that can complement various government policies promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) and that can manage risks inherent in various agricultural value chains in Nigeria . The resulting portfolio of sustainable climate-smart security products will be implemented in selected locations in Nigeria.
First, the project will develop and calibrate a theoretical model that will predict when access to index security and policies promoting CSA practices or technologies can reinforce each other. Second, the project will evaluate the take-up of these products using a small-scale pilot implementation in close coordination with existing research institution partners and ongoing projects in Nigeria.
The most important milestone is the development of a theoretical framework, calibrated using historical data and experimental stations. This conceptual framework will serve as an input in all interactions with key stakeholders to meet the targeted project outcomes.
To generate visibility around climate-smart security, RuralSecure will develop two specialized media outputs: a policy brief and a video to present key messages and results. All outputs will be available through a project’s website that will be linked to the Food Security Portal of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD).