Planet Worth

Resilient Livelihoods

Rural communities are adapting to extreme weather as it continues to impact economies, natural resources and crop yields. We look at climate-smart agriculture as an integrated approach to achieving food security, mitigating the effects of climate change and contributing to broader development goals.

The biggest challenges for rural communities

Unpredictability, new forms of risk and not knowing what your weather will be like: These are what Heather McGray, director of WRI’s climate resilience practice, named as some the biggest climate change challenges facing rural communities. What innovations are already making a difference?

Cover photo: Chemonics

Article photos (clockwise): Michael Szönyi/Zurich Insurance Group, Michael Szönyi/Zurich Insurance Group, Kwetu Studios for Oxfam, Abt Associates, Chemonics,CIF Action / CC BY-NC-ND, Shutterstock, Arnaud Buisseau - MEDDE/ SG COP21, Marcos Villalta / Save the Children / DfID / CC BY-NC-ND, iStock, Shutterstock, So Seychelles / CC BY, Tetra Tech, GMB Akash / Panos / WaterAid, Empower Generation, Tim Cronin / Center for International Forestry Research / CC BY-NC-ND