Malawi Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Report: Annexes
The Malawi component of the African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project includes an appraisal to understand the vulnerability and resilience of rural communities to climate change. The annexes in this report include guidelines that were followed for this appraisal.
The first annex is a questionnaire used in targeted communities to understand the impact of climate change on rural communities in Malawi and adaptation strategies they have or could use to build resilience. These include questions on climate impacts on agriculture, such as seed selection and cropping patterns.
The next lays out criteria for a sampling strategy and notes sources for data. Criteria include climate change and variability, livelihood strategies and agricultural production, major threats and socioeconomics and demographics. Each is run against assumptions and the availability of data. Analysis of the matrix shows which districts are more exposed to climate-related shocks.
Another annex shows which districts were selected for surveys - based on targeting for Feed the Future programming - and their individual climate threat profiles. Ultimately, nine villages were chosen for case studies.
The report describes how the case studies were carried out, including comprehensive tables on factors such as rainfall, temperatures, flooding, livelihoods and observed climate impacts. It ends with a synthesis of all the available data, showing how climate change is impacting Malawi as a whole.
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