Nowhere on the planet are people more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than in sub-Saharan Africa. The continent is already prone to erratic rainfall, droughts, floods and cyclones, and climate change will only exacerbate these ongoing challenges. At the same time, Africa is grappling with the burden of poverty, environmental degradation, inequitable land rights, heavy reliance on the natural resource base for livelihoods, and the HIV&AIDS epidemic - all of which limit the ability of people and institutions to adapt to climate change.

Community-level research conducted by CARE in Africa indicates that climate change is already having significant impacts on food and income security, and that these impacts are particularly serious for women and other marginalized groups.

Latest Publications

Dak Achana: Persuing Food Security with Market Engagement in Kenya

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Co-authors: Jennifer M. K. Jensen
  • Published: December 2010

ADAPT Project: Market engagement case study:

  • Countries: South Africa, Zambia
  • Published: December 2010

India case study

  • Co-authors: CARE Visiting Fellow, Jillian Gladstone and Christian Pennotti, Technical Advisor, Learning and Impact, Economic Development Unit, CARE USA
  • Published: December 2010

From Resolution to Reality

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Nepal, Uganda
  • Published: November 2010

Livestock marketing in Kenya - Ethiopia border areas: A baseline study

  • Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya
  • Co-authors: Overseas Development Institute
  • Published: July 2010

Identity, Citizenship and Federalism: The case of "New Nepal"

  • Countries: Nepal
  • Co-authors: Roopa Hinton
  • Published: June 2010

CARE Sri Lanka- Plantation Program

  • Countries: Sri Lanka
  • Published: June 2010