Human Faces

The Where the Rain Falls project is about action research, advocacy and community-based adaptation to climate change, focused primarily on the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security and human migration. But at a deeper level for CARE, the project is about better understanding the impacts that climate change is already having on the lives of rural communities and especially smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women, and then translating that  knowledge into action.

Through the project’s community-based adaptation work in Perú, Tanzania, India, Bangladesh and Thailand, CARE is working with local communities and partners to identify appropriate responses to increasing the resilience of rural livelihoods to climate change and other external shocks and stresses. These projects in those communities are not abstractions. They are about the lives of the farmers, both women and men, with whom CARE is working to help their households achieve higher living standards that are sustainable in the face of climate change and environmental stresses. All together, the community-based adaptation projects in these five countries will reach a total of ​about 35 160 people.

The stories below introduce you to a handful of Where the Rain Fall’s participants, who are leading the way in their community’s efforts to adapt to the enormous challenges posed by climate change.

 

 


India
Village Animators Bring “Where the Rain Falls” to Life in their Communities in Jashpur District
 


India

Model Farmers in Jashpur District Pioneer Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices
 

India

Can Sumati and Mina bring change to their village?


India
Erratic rainfall is affecting livelihoods in Akalteri
 

Peru

Native potato cultivation, rural community of Chamiseria


Peru

Native potato cultivation, community of Cochas Grande


Peru

Native potato cultivation, community of Acopalca
 

Peru

Quinoa cultivation, community of Paccha
 

Tanzania
Champion farmers serve as models
 

Tanzania
  
When rain does fall, this champion farmer knows what to do

Tanzania
Bees are also affected by environmental degradation
 

Tanzania
(2012)
The story of Napandaela Nicodemu, research participant
 

Tanzania (2014)
The story of Napandaela Nicodemu, research participant
 

Tanzania
Drying water source in Mwembe Village !
 

Thailand
Diversifying livelihoods to enhance resilience
 

Thailand
Building Adaptive Capacity Through Community Leadership



Thailand
The secrets of Mr. Phajorae’s adaptation strategy
 


Thailand
Local Community’s Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts
 


Thailand
The potential of integrated farming to increase incomes
 


Thailand
The adaptation of Uncle Tiloy from Huay Khong village
 


Thailand
The Search for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods for Karen Communities in Om Koi District in Northern Thailand