Climate change: building the resilience of poor rural communities

Climate change has a special significance for IFAD. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for most poor rural people, and it is also the human activity most directly affected by climate change. Dealing with the inevitable impact of climate change is now high on the development agenda. By listening to the voices of poor rural people while planning adaptation and mitigation efforts can reduce the risks of climate change while accelerating progress towards food security and a world without poverty.