The Agro Ecology and Resilience Project (AER)

The Agro-Ecology and Resilience Project (AER) is being implemented in Gambia and Senegal and seeks to improve the welfare of poor and vulnerable communities in The Gambia and Senegal which have been negatively impacted by recent prolonged drought.  The project in partnership with local communities, organizations and government institutions is using locally-appropriate analysis, capacity building and trainings, focusing on women’s leadership, is helping individuals, households, communities and their institutions to increase their resilience in preparing for and recovering from natural disasters. In the Gambia, the project works with smallholder farmers in eighteen (18) villages in three districts to build their resilience through disaster risk reduction initiatives and on climate resilience sustainable agriculture (CRSA).


Objectif global

To improve the welfare of poor and most vulnerable smallholder farmers mostly women, whose life have been affected by a prolonged drought or heavy downpour of rains

Objectifs spécifiques

To enhance the ability of three communities in The Gambia with a focus on women, to withstand shocks and the impact of natural disasters caused by climate change through the development and management of sustainable agro-ecosystems

To enhance the ability of three communities in disaster prone locations with a focus on women, to reduce disaster risks and participate in and deliver emergency preparedness and response programmes

To promote long term resilience both within the participatory communities and throughout the region, through documentation on shared learning and active engagement of partners, duty bearers and stakeholders

Résultats attendus

3,000 smallholder farmers mostly women, reached through climate adaptive practices (CCA) and climate resilience and sustainable agricultural practices and techniques (CRSA) and indirectly 24,000 smallholder farm families

24,000 smallholder farmers with the capacity to conduct vulnerability analysis and mapping to plan and mobilize resources to implement disaster risk reduction plans with inbuilt early warning systems, including the creation and promotion of credible livelihood alternatives for the at-risk population

A sustainable and strategic networks and alliances within and outside The Gambia built, through the generation and sharing of knowledge-based materials and information resulting from trainings, information sharing and exchange visits as innovations and shared learning’s.


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  • Climat, changement climatique & adaptation


  • Agriculteurs vulnérables
  • Femmes
  • Pasteurs et agropasteurs

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 4 : Renforcer la gouvernance de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle