At a glance
The Republic of Mauritius is a middle-income island state that is prone to natural hazards and disasters; with climate change, the agriculture sector has become particularly at risk with more extreme climate variability and weather events affecting production and productivity.
The GCCA+ Flagship Initiative would support the Republic of Mauritius to address mainly adaptation but also significantly mitigation to climate change in the country. Stakeholders’ consultations and field missions carried out in Mauritius and Rodrigues resulted in the formulation of a specific climate change adaptation intervention targeting vulnerable small holders in the agriculture sector.
The objectives will be achieved through two results: Firstly, the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security (MAIFS) and Rodrigues’ Regional Assembly-Commission for Agriculture's capacity will be enhanced to provide climate smart agricultural advice and services to small holders as well as to assess best climate smart practices and projects. Secondly, supporting small holders adopt climate smart agricultural and/or disaster risk reduction measures at local / watershed level.