Government organizations rely on CAER
to help accomplish a wide range of environmental resilience policy objectives
UMKC faculty led a team of international experts and academics to develop a national framework for managing climate-related risks in the agricultural sector in Nigeria. The work was conducted with funding from the World Bank on behalf of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). The National Agricultural Resilience Framework (NARF) developed by this team comprises policy options and strategies for achieving the following strategic objectives: (i) strengthening the overall policy/institutional framework for climate change adaptation planning and implementation, including resource mobilization and information management; (ii) evaluation and introduction of risk transfer and risk management options into the agricultural sector and rapid (and widespread) deployment of same through communication technologies, including mobile phones; and (iii) building capacity within FMARD for evidence-based assessments and management of climate risks and the maintenance of robust extension services to the agricultural communities and industry.