Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture: An XCSEL Learning Paper


This lesson learning paper was developed with the objective of identifying key learnings from the XCSEL project’s mainstreaming of DRR practices over the course of three years working with rural and peri-urban farmers in Mozambique. They key focus was to understand how DRR practices were applied, the key results and to what extent these practices will continue to be applied by the farmers in the future.

A consortium comprised of Concern Worldwide (CWW), Welt Hunger Hilfe (WHH) and ORAM implemented the “Strengthening Civil Society to enhance livelihoods through supporting economic skills diversification, markets and gender equity in Zambezia” (XCSEL) project in the province of Zambezia from 2015 to 2017. CWW targeted extreme poor communities in extremely remote areas in the districts of Inhassunge and Chinde (including Micaune) while WHH targeted poor communities in peri-urban and less remote areas in the districts of Quelimane and Nicoadala.