|Where the Rain Falls|
Global study explores linkages between climate change, food and livelihood security, and human mobility
- Policy Brief
- Case Study - Bangladesh
- Case Study - India
- Case Study - Peru
- Case Study - Tanzania
- Case Study - Thailand
- Case Study - Vietnam
Where the Rain Falls is a three-year programme of research, adaptation activities, advocacy and education on changing weather patterns, hunger and human mobility.
Climate change policy and its implementation at all levels will have far reaching consequences for the ability of poor and vulnerable populations to make decisions about migration and adaptation that will enable them to live in dignity and maintain or increase their food and livelihood security. Where the Rain Falls aims to enable a range of stakeholders, including global, national and local policy makers and southern civil society organizations, to better understand and effectively address the relationship between changing weather patterns, food security, social inequalities, and human mobility, in addition to empowering these stakeholders to influence policies, plans and practical interventions at an international, national, and local level.
The study is a project of CARE France and the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security, with support from the AXA Group and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Where the Rain Falls study sheds light on the circumstances under which poor and vulnerable populations look to migration as a a risk management strategy in response to threats to their livelihood and reveals the conditions that can facilitate or hinder their ability to make an informed, free choice to stay or to move. These findings point to concrete policy changes needed in order to protect and support poor populations in their efforts to attain and maintain food and livelihood security in the context of a more rapidly changing and increasingly unpredictable climate. Building on the results of the research and with support from the AXA Group, community-based adaptation projects will be designed and implemented in Thailand, Peru, India and Tanzania to test “best-bet” interventions identified in collaboration with communities. The activities are intended to make an immediate contribution toward reducing the vulnerability of these communities to worsening agro-climatic risks.