This report explores how our work enables vulnerable families and groups to bounce back from the many challenges they face, particularly the effects of increasing climate change. It is based on extensive independent research, and is intended to share learning and stimulate debate.

It shows how smallholder farmers become resilient by building capacity thanks to our broad, holistic approach. Farmers become resilient by sharing and grouping together with those around them. Their community groups are key, and in times of shock they redouble the efforts they put into their groups. In fact, 55% of groups emerge from shocks stronger than before, and 41% bounce back.

  • Climate resilience
    Read the full original research piece from the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich

  • Social resilience
    Read the full original research piece from independent consultant, Monica Kapiriri