What’s important to you? – CCAFS picture feature in The Guardian

3 December, 2011 by (comments)

Climate change might be one of the most pressing issues of our time, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing on farmers’ minds. Understanding where climate change fits in is going to be crucial for developing adaptation and mitigation policies that really work.

This picture set in today’s Guardian, from the village of Othidhe in south west Kenya, gives a glimpse of farmers’ priorities.


The shots were taken during one of a series of workshops by CCAFS and the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute. The opening session of each workshop asks farmers to write down what’s important to them on a piece of paper, and post it on a board. This is how some of the farmers from Othide responded.

For more on the methodology, have a look at these posts from Chase Sova of CCAFS, who was part of the workshop team.

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