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Climate Adaptive Livelihoods

Climate Adaptive Livelihoods

The project GCA has clustered the targeted women into Women Livelihood Groups (WLG) of 25 in each to engage in the climate adaptive livelihoods. A total of 198 aquaculture-based and 819 agriculture-based interventions has been implementing in 39 unions of 05 Upazilas in Khulna and Satkhira district. The WLGs groups are receiving training in technical and business skills, on how to create market linkages and access to finance to expand livelihood options. Participatory market mapping for livelihood planning is enabling the beneficiaries to mobilize additional resources for livelihood development.

The project recognized eight livelihood options as Gender-responsive and climate change resilient. The selected final eight livelihood options are:

  • Crab farming and trading
  • Crab nursery
  • Aqua-geoponics
  • Hydroponics
  • Plant nursery
  • Sesame cultivation
  • Homestead gardening
  • Crab and fish feed processing.


These were selected taking into account salinity, cyclone resilience, and freshwater dependence, and then a comprehensive screening of those options with various aspects of livelihood options: (i) profitability and market potential/value chain access; (ii) gender responsiveness and transformation potential; (iii) socio-economic considerations and community acceptance; and (iv) environmental impacts.