Climate Adaptive Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture for Resilience (CAISAR) aims to increase resilience and adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers. The project objective is to increase climate adaptation, mitigate the negative impact of extreme climate events, and improve livelihoods of vulnerable communities in the four provinces of Cambodia located in the Lower Tonle Sap basin.
CAISAR has three main components:
Component 1: Improving farm-level climate adaptation, resilience, and water use efficiency. Its objective is to build sustainable climate adaptation solutions for smallholder farmers and enhance engagement in sustainable water-user practices through evidence-based planning and context-relevant climate resilient practices at the farm level.
Component 2: Climate-proofing water infrastructure for increased resilience. It is linked with Component 1 and focuses on rehabilitating and modernizing irrigation infrastructure, including canals, ponds and their climate proofing to provide efficient climate-resilient irrigation systems and building flood protection infrastructure with increased application of nature-based solutions.
Component 3. Institutional Strengthening. It involves strengthening the institutional capacity and capacity development of Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and National Committee for sub-national Democratic Development.