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Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience.

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In 2010, the Government of Tajikistan launched the Pilot Programme (PPCR) for Climate Resilience to shift from a business as usual to a climate resilience development path by piloting approaches to integrate climate risks in development planning. The Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR) summarizes the country driven strategic approach to climate resilience, and defines the underlying investment programme for PPCR support. The SPCR outlines six investment and capacity building activities under PPCR in Tajikistan. The six components are: building capacity for climate resilience; improvement of weather, climate and hydrological service delivery; climate science and modelling programme; enhancing the climate resilience of the energy sector; agriculture and sustainable land management; and building climate resilience in the Pyanj river basin
Through the SPCR, the Government of Tajikistan will seek to enable farmers and rural communities to become more resilient to climate change by supporting improvements to land management and agriculture that will strengthen local livelihoods, reduce hunger, and restore productive natural resources. The SPC seeks to address gender-specific vulnerabilities in rural areas, particularly with respect to female-headed households and youth.
Through the SPCR, the Government of Tajikistan will seek to enhance agriculture and sustainable land management. The SPCR activities are aimed at replicating and scaling up effective, existing land management practices to ensure that climate resilience becomes an integral part of land management and agricultural production.
The SPCR seeks to enable rural people in selected areas of Tajikistan to build their productive assets in ways which improve the performance and sustainability of irrigated and rainfed agriculture, curtail natural resource degradation and to contribute to food security and poverty reduction.
Through sustainable land management, the SPCR will seek to make agricultural and food systems more inclusive and efficient. In particular, it will develop and adopt strategies and practices to help farmers and community adapt and become more resilient to climate change, and invest in upland to control and prevent land degradation.
The main focus of the SPCR is on increasing the resilience of livelihoods to climate change. As described earlier, the SPCR provides six main components to address climate resilience. In particular, the SPCR seeks to achieve improved government structures and processes to respond to climate variability and climate change through coordination of climate change activity within Tajikistan; improved ability of Tajikistan s stakeholders to scale up and replicate climate resilient approaches by building on the SPCR practical experience of integrating climate resilience into development planning; and enhanced information base on climate change risks and improved understanding of climate change amongst a variety of stakeholders.
The SPCR implementation involves public and private stakeholders. It calls for effective inter-institutional coordination and information exchange and active public participation. Each of the six components elaborated earlier is assigned a responsible governmental institution for its implementation. In addition, each of the six components is supported and financed by an international donor.
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