In November 2015, ASSAR’s (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) southern Africa researchers - from the University of Botswana, University of Cape Town, University of Namibia and Oxfam GB - conducted a two-day Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) workshop in Bobirwa, Botswana. The VRA process aims to develop a common understanding among various stakeholders of the main hazards and issues affecting those living in a given social-ecological landscape.
The VRA explored possible solutions/strategies that build resilience to drought, such as:
- advising people what type of crops to grow;
- improving pasture and livestock management practises;
- promoting sustainable harvesting of mopane worms;
- investing in water harvesting;
- proposing income-generating activities instead of waiting for rain.
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