NAPA Project Annual Report29 May 2015
The NAPA project offers adaptation options to improve farmers’ livelihoods that later raise their capacity to cope with climate change impacts.
In 2012, more than a thousand farmers in target areas received knowledge and practices on resilient farming techniques, for example rice seed purification, system of rice intensification and integrated farming systems. The farmers gradually change their behaviour and adopt some of the introduced techniques. For example, seed purification groups reduced five times of seed used and could double their yields by applying purified techniques. In another case, some farmers applied home gardening and water management skills and could earn two to three times higher. Farmers are also supported to get access to water for family use, vegetable gardens and rice fields. More than two thousands of them received water from the project's newly built and renovated canals, spillways, ponds, and wells. Some infrastructures are installed with solar and wind power systems, which could transfer water directly to farmers' homes and fields. All infrastructures are managed by local communities that are formed to sustain after the project ends.