The Water Research Commission supported a 4-year adaptive research process entitled: "Collaborative knowledge creation and mediation strategies for the dissemination of water and soil conservation practices and climate smart agriculture in smallholder farming systems".
The outputs of this process are as follows:
On this site you will find summary reports outlining the implementation, indicators and impacts of a range of CRA practices, a survey tool for conducting and individual decision support process to choose practices appropriate for your situation and learning resources, including a facilitation manual, visual aids and farmer handouts.
These reports summarise the testing and implementation of CRA practices by smallholder farmers in KwaZulu Natal, The Eastern Cape and Limpopo. They provide a brief visual description of each practice an analysis of the implementation and an assessment of the impact of the practise on the climate change resilience of the smallholder farming systems.
The handouts are designed to be information and learning aids in a workshop situation and consist of 1page summaries of the different CRA practices. These handouts have been divided into water management, soil management and crop and livestock management sections. They have been produced in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and sePedi.
A facilitation manual outlines the methodological and facilitation approaches that can be used in community-based climate change adaptation discussions and interventions. Visual aids to discussions are provided in the form of PowerPoint slides.
Published journal articles and book chapters related to this CRA smallholder DSS.