Farm Resilience

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What does resilience mean? Resilience is the capacity and speed needed to recover from disturbances. How can a farmer create a more resilient food system? Farm resilience can be achieved at many different levels and it is important to look at the whole farm system as an integral part, where it is critical to recognize and understand the interconnections within the farm and the surroundings.

Resilience in not only at the farm level, as it is essential to also analyze the surrounding communities and watershed. A more socio-ecological resilient approach can be developed and encouraged by strengthening and increasing the adaptive capacity of farmers and community-based adaptation activities and incentive. A better understanding of the factors and processes that contribute to farm resilience will help to build resilience of smallholders to climate related changes and extreme events.

Make your farm more resilient to potential climate related threats by adapting your farm and adopting innovative approaches and solutions to meet challenges. These techniques include climate smart agriculture techniques, in combination with a scaling-up of proven technologies. In times and areas most vulnerable to climate change, such as small island developing states (SIDS), farmers need to implement strategies to adapt and transform their food production system while maintaining good yields.