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CRiSTAL Stories: CRiSTAL helps farmers adapt to drought on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Uganda

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CRiSTAL Stories: CRiSTAL helps farmers adapt to drought on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Uganda

In this CRiSTAL Stories brief, Julie Karami-Dekens and Sophie Kutegeka document how the application of the Community-Based Risk Screening Tool - Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) framework in Sansaza parish, Eastern Uganda.

This led to the development of a community-driven water gravity flow scheme for irrigation to help people adapt to prolonged dry spells—a trend that may increase in the context of climate change. Other outcomes of the CRiSTAL process include: the development of a common understanding of climate issues, increased cohesion among local actors, and increased support for climate adaptation in the area from external agencies.

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