Catholic Relief Services
This set of pocket guides, Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change, is written for you, the field agent working in agricultural extension. The concepts, information and practices in these guides are meant to support your work with farm families and to help reduce their risks from weather changes. Many of the families who farm small, unirrigated plots in the tropics already struggle against poverty, degraded land, and rainfall that varies from year to year. This type of farming, sometimes called rainfed agriculture, is especially vulnerable to climate change. The suggestions in these guides can be used to help farm families make changes that will help their farms withstand bad weather by adapting to it.