EbA-enhanced Climate Field Schools for Climate Resilience (EECCLiRe)

Implemented by The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) & SU-RE.CO

EECCLiRe responds to the need for sustainable intensification and climate-smart coffee production in the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara (ENT) and Bali in Indonesia. Both areas are climate risk hotspots and critical coffee production areas in the country. The project integrates ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) principles in conducting climate field schools among farmers involved in producing coffee. Coffee is an essential export commodity and a lynchpin of rural livelihoods in these two provinces. Outcomes will be achieved by redesigning and integrating EbA principles, agroforestry techniques, local and traditional knowledge, and climate-smart technologies in the climate field schools being conducted by the BMKG (Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika), the Indonesian Met Bureau, and civil society actors such as su-re.co. To ensure uptake and deepen impacts of the project, EECCLiRe will integrate alternative technologies to help farmers reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their farms through the use of biogas digesters, exploration of ecolabelling mechanisms to promote sustainable coffee production, and by assisting BMKG in developing proactive policies that improve the conduct of the field schools and expand them into other commodities. In the long term, the project will enhance the adaptive capacities and strengthen the social, environmental, and economic resilience of rural communities dependent on coffee through ecosystem-based adaptation.

Cohort: 2nd (September 2021 cutoff)

Award: US$249,991

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