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Where the Rain Falls

2014-2016 Results and Outcomes

CARE initiated the Where the Rain Falls (WtRF) project in 2011 with the aim to improve the resilience of vulnerable and marginalized smallholder farmers, especially women, to climate change impacts. WtRF started as a research project that was conducted in 8 countries and resulted in a global policy report, advancing the understanding of the interlinkages between changing rainfall patterns, food security and human mobility.

Based on the results of the study, CARE launched community-based adaptation (CBA) pilot projects with the objective of increasing the resilience to climate change of vulnerable and marginalized community groups, especially women and girls from ethnic minorities. The first phase of the project was implemented from 2011 to 2014 in India and Thailand with a focus on sustainable agricultural practices and efficient water management.

From 2014 to 2016, a first phase of WtRF was conducted in Bangladesh and a second phase was implemented in India and Thailand. This brief is aimed at summarizing the approach adopted and the main results of the activities implemented over that period. It can be used by climate change adaptation practitioners, as a reference to inform future interventions, as well as CARE partners and supporters willing to know more about our concrete activities in support to CBA.