Adaptation Processes in Agriculture and Food Security: Insights from Evaluating Behavioral Changes in West Africa

Abstract This chapter focuses on the evaluation of adaptive capacities of community-level human systems related to agriculture and food security. It highlights findings regarding approaches and domains to monitor and evaluate behavioral changes from CGIAR’s research program on climate change, agriculture and food security (CCAFS). This program, implemented in five West African countries, is intended to enhance adaptive capacities in agriculture management of natural resources and food systems. In support of participatory action research on climatesmart agriculture, a monitoring and evaluation plan was designed with the participation of all stakeholders to track changes in behavior of the participating community members. Individuals’ and groups’ stories of changes were collected using most significant change tools. The collected stories of changes were substantiated through field visits and triangulation techniques. Frequencies of the occurrence of characteristics of behavioral changes in the stories were estimated. The results show that smallholder farmers in the intervention areas adopted various characteristics of
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2017-01-12

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  • Somda, Jacques
  • Zougmoré, Robert B.
  • Sawadogo, Issa
  • Bationo, André
  • Buah, S.S.J.
  • Tougiani, Abasse

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Somda J, Zougmore R, Sawadogo I, Buah S, Abasse T. 2017. Adaptation Processes in Agriculture and Food Security: Insights from Evaluating Behavioral Changes in West Africa. Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development 255-269.