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Countries in ebafos project

Offshoots of EBA for Food Security in the Zambezi basin- The Case of Malawi

Building resilience to climate change impacts on the livelihoods of the fishing and fish farming communities in the Lower Shire River, Zambezi River Basin is of the seven projects by the UNEP’s Regional Ecosystems based Adaptation for food security Programme (EBAFoS) that is offering targeted and catalytic ecosystems based solutions to trans-boundary climate change induced risks, especially food insecurity.

Launch of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security (EBAFoS) – Regional Approach Pilot -Offshoots from Malawi inception workshop

Malawi is the first out of three countries (Zambia, Mozambique) that will implement the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security (EBAFoS) – project using a new operational approach aimed at enhancing efficient implementation of the programme and enhancing country-level participation. Malawi serves as a test case for the regional approach which will take into consideration regional interdependence of ecosystem services. Premised on the principles of a "fiscal stimulus", the use of limited resources as a catalyst to broader change is to be utilized.

Orchestrating an EBAFOS Value addition Paradigm Shift though using energy saving fish smoking kilns

Value addition and building on value chains to increase community incomes and job opportunities is one of the key tenets of the EbA for food security programme. Consequently, one of the key components of one of the on-going projects in Malawi – ‘Building resilience to climate change impacts on the livelihoods of the fishing and fish farming communities in the Lower Shire River, Zambezi basin’ – is value addition. This project is one of the seven projects by the UNEP’s Regional Ecosystems based Adaptation for food security Programme (EBAFoS) that is offering targeted and catalytic ecosystems based solutions to trans-boundary climate change induced risks, especially food insecurity.