R4 Rural Resilience Initiative
Quarterly Report | October - December 2015
The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food-insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks. The program builds on the initial success of HARITA (Horn of Africa Risk Transfer for Adaptation), an integrated risk management framework developed by Oxfam America, the Relief Society of Tigray (REST), Ethiopian farmers and several other national and global partners.
This report outlines the key accomplishments during the October to December 2015 quarter, and presents a case study on how R4 in Zambia is contributing to eliminating the barriers that limit update of conservation agriculture by smallholder farmers.