Climate change and environmental degradation are serious concerns for the Chad. Water levels in the Lake Chad basin have diminished by 75% over the past 25 years, in part as a result of poor management and coordination between Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and the Central Africa Republic, all sharing the lake’s resources. The conflict with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Cameroon is exacerbating already existing tensions between sedentary and nomadic communities that rely on the lake for their livelihoods. Chad’s climate landscape is varied and characterized by a Sahel Climate in the north and a Sudanese Guinean climate in the south. The Sahel region, which runs through the northern part of Chad, is characterized by recurrent drought and inequitable access to productive resources (land, water).

CARE Chad aims to respond effectively to emergencies in different parts of the country and address the underlying causes of climate change, chronic food insecurity and endemic malnutrition by developing holistic community and community resilience strategies. Institutions and integrating changes in policies, practices, systems and institutions.

Adaptation activities supported by CARE Chad through a community-based and participatory approach include:

  • Support for the control and mobilization of water resources
  • Support for improved seed production.
  • Support for restoration of vegetation cover, soils, and the adoption of new cultural practices.
  • Support for the realization of defense works and soil restoration for the development of agricultural activities.
  • Realization of land application threshold for soil reclamation, and promotion of new energy saving technologies.
  • Ongoing actions through the promotion of improved stoves and awareness of the energy economy.