Impact of climate change on livelihoods and food security in Armenia (CLEAR- Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience)

Case Summary: 

Climate change is a complex issue that poses a worldwide threat to human development and requires ambitious and bold collective actions. Numerous assessments indicate that there will be significant change in Armenia’s climate over the next century: temperatures will rise; precipitation, river flow and lake levels will fall; and heat waves, droughts, landslides, mudflows, and floods will become more common.

These climatic changes will, in turn, impact the economy and specifically the agricultural sector in Armenia affecting business revenues, jobs, household income and food security․ The economic impact of climate change will also include food shortages and increased food prices. Immediate actions on adaptation measures are necessary in order to reduce the negative effects of the climate change on Armenian families, their livelihoods, and the economy, in general.

Complementing the existing evidence on climate change adaptation in Armenia, WFP proposed to carry out a Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience (CLEAR). The CLEAR study assesses the ability of households to cope with the climate risks as well as the impact of predicted climate change on livelihoods and food security.

The objectives of CLEAR analysis are to inform targeted resilience and adaptation activities, shed light on climate risks, provide a climate lens to monitoring systems, serve as an emergency preparedness and policy tool, and offer recommendations to strengthen household resilience.

Action Area 
Planning and Implementation Activity 
Analysis and Data Collection, Monitoring and Evaluation
Sectors and Themes 
Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction, Water
World Food Programme (WFP) Armenia country office, Prisma LLC
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