Adapting production strategies, improving organizational capacities, networking and scaling up disaster risk management methods help to secure and develop rural livelihoods. In many cases traditional farming strategies and knowledge provide a sound basis for further developing sustainable, soil-recovering and soil-conserving practices. These need to be combined with scientific knowledge on the expected climate change. Organizational structures and traditions have to be stabilized and strengthened in order to react effectively and flexibly to these new hazards. Risk management capacities at local, regional or national level have to be revised and reformed.
Vulnerability and risk assessments are a key element for the planning, implementation and monitoring of development projects in the context of climate change. FAKT has contributed to the development of risk assessment tools i.e. the tool “Participatory Assessment of Climate and Disaster Risks” (PACDR) and has extensive experience in the application of these tools in different contexts.